New Board Members Beware! Or 6 ways your organization can lose its tax exemption (without really trying)

Event Description

If you are attending remotely, deadline to register is Wednesday, July 27. 

It’s easy for a charitable organization to maintain its tax exempt status – and it can be just as easy to lose it. Attorneys representing nonprofits need to develop a functional understanding of how nonprofits differ from for-profit entities. This session will broadly examine the 6 major areas where nonprofits get into trouble, including private benefit / private inurement; lobbying; political campaign activity; unrelated business income; annual reporting obligations and tax exempt purpose. Attorneys will come away with a better understanding of the red flag issues to watch out for.

Lunch will be provided for this CLE.


Jessica Birken, Birken Law
Christian Lamot, Homeownership Preservation Foundation

CLE Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event code: 223888  


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, July 28.

Additional Upcoming Events:

September 7 - Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards

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Friday, July 29, 2016

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States