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The Top 5 Legal Trends for Nonprofits

Meeting Description:

The legal landscape for tax-exempt organizations has changed more in the most recent three years than in the previous three decades. This workshop will highlight important trends in nonprofit law, regulation, and governance, as well as focus on practical and strategic responses for board and staff leaders. Major topics include:

  • Increased regulation and governmental scrutiny;
  • Developing standards (and misconceptions) regarding nonprofit governance;
  • Heightened liability concerns;
  • The nonprofit entrepreneur: growing efforts to generate sustainable revenue; and
  • The economic crisis and nonprofits in transition: Mergers, affiliations, dissolutions.

The workshop will be led by leading nonprofit lawyer, Jeff Hurwit, who has also served as staff attorney to a large nonprofit organization and an Assistant Attorney General overseeing Massachusetts nonprofit organizations.

Date: Tue, Nov 16, 2010
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): ReadyTalk Webinar Series
 Presenter Information
Jeffrey Hurwit
Speaker Photo

Jeffrey M. Hurwit is founder of the law firm Hurwit & Associates of Newton, Massachusetts, which provides comprehensive legal counsel exclusively to tax-exempt organizations, foundations and charitable donors. Clients include educational, health, human service, environmental, arts, advocacy, and professional organizations throughout the US and abroad. He is Of Counsel to the Boston-based law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP.

Mr. Hurwit was the recipient of the American Bar Association's Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer award in 2005. Currently emphasized areas of counsel include nonprofit mergers and collaborations, nonprofit/for-profit structures and conversions, the taxation of unrelated business income, and governing board structure and responsibilities.

In 1978, Jeff received a B.A. magna cum laude from Duke University in Middle East Studies. He received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and became a member of the Massachusetts Bar in 1982.