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August 28 - Choice of Entity for Nonprofits & Obtaining Tax Exempt Status, Part 1

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Date of Teleseminar: Wednesday August 28, 2024
Time of Teleseminar: 11 a.m. - Noon MT
Credit: 1.0 G


Counseling a client about choice of entity for a nonprofit or charitable enterprise is a multilayered process. First, clients need to understand that not all nonprofits are charities. Even if the enterprise is nonprofit and charitable in nature, that does not necessarily mean the enterprise is eligible for tax-exempt status. Once these distinctions are made, attorneys need to counsel clients about the subtle advantages and disadvantages of four major types of entities, all formed under state law. Second, there is the distinct issue of how that entity is classified for federal tax purposes. Each classification comes with its own subtle tradeoffs. This program will provide you with a practical guide to non-profit choice of entity and obtaining tax-exempt status.
  • Framework of major choice of entity considerations for nonprofit and charitable organizations – corporations, LLCs and trusts
  • Private foundations v. public charities – tradeoffs, costs, compliance
  • Restrictions on the activities and investments of each type of entity, including joint ventures with profit-making organizations
Speaker:
Michael Lehmann is a partner in the New York office of Dechert, LLP, where he specializes in tax issues related to non-profits and in the tax treatment of cross-border transactions. He advises hospitals and other health care providers, research organizations, low-income housing developers, trade associations, private foundations and arts organizations. He advises clients on obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, executive compensation, reorganizations and joint ventures, acquisitions, and unrelated business income planning. Mr. Lehmann received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Brown University, his J.D. from Columbia Law School, and his LL.M. from New York University School of Law.


Important information & login instructions:

  • This is not eligible as part of the 2024 Annual Pass.
  • Minimum attendance requirements must be met. No partial credit available.
  • Registration closes the day before the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 a.m. MT the day before the event.
  • About a day before the teleseminar, you will receive an email from cleonline@sbnm.org with the link to dial in via internet audio along with all relevant course materials. Please contact us prior to the program if you do not receive this email/link.
  • Teleseminars count as "Live Credit" for your yearly compliance.