Lobbying and Political Activities in an Election Year for Tax Exempt Organizations

Event Description

If you are attending remotely, deadline to register is Wednesday, June 8, 2016.   

In person attendance can register in advance or at the door.  Don't forget your bag lunch!

Election years pose particular issues for tax exempt organizations.  Depending on the particular tax exempt status of an organization, the rules governing lobbying and political activities can vary.  Getting involved in legislative and electoral activities can be a great way for an organization to promote the interests of its constituency, but it is important to understand the particular limitations and reporting requirements that apply to different types of entities.

Emily Robertson will provide an overview of the tax law rules governing most common types of 501(c) organizations in their lobbying and political activities, including a discussion of the implications of common election year activities.

This is a presentation of the Business Law Section’s Nonprofit Corporations Committee brown bag lunch series.  We will meet at the MSBA offices at Noon.  Bring your own lunch.  Water and soft drinks will be provided.


Emily Robertson, Robertson Law Office LLC

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event code: 221864   


Business Law Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the Business Law Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $20.00
Law Students: Free
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2016):  Free

Join the Business Law Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Business Law Section can join the section & attend this CLE for free. Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Jennifer Carter to register for this meeting at no charge.  

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available. Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  The instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, June 9.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

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Questions? Contact  Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309

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Friday, June 10, 2016

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402