Category: Nonprofit

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Government Shutdown, Cyber Insurance, Drilling Permits, Pay Ratio

Monday morning blues? Here’s a cure: two parts coffee, one part cherry Danish, and a hearty dash of JD Supra Corporate Brief: A federal shutdown would create distinct challenges for government operations… (Skadden Arps) Is it time to update the patent examination system? (MBHB) If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – but… Read more »

What Does the American Taxpayer Relief Act Mean for Nonprofits?

The American Taxpayer Relief Act was signed into law in extremis on January 2, 2013, bringing with it important changes to the country’s tax laws, including the extension of a number of credits, exemptions, and favorable rates that were scheduled to expire at the end of 2012. For nonprofits and charities – and for the… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »

Global Antitrust Developments: A JD Supra Legal Reader

“Health care, media, technology and communications, and financial services all are industries where we have seen merger and nonmerger antitrust activity; for financial services, there even has been cartel behavior… The intersection of intellectual property and antitrust also is likely to be active, as we have witnessed in the public statements of government officials around… Read more »

Nonprofit Update: IRS Changes Rules to Facilitate Foreign Giving

In late September, the Internal Revenue Service proposed new regulations that will reduce barriers to international donations. Under IRS rules, when making gifts to foreign organizations, private foundations must determine that the organization is equivalent to a U.S. public charity or risk liability for excise taxes on the donation. That requirement remains in place. The… Read more »

3 Laws Every Employer Should Consider During Election Season

In this Bloomberg Law interview, Lee Pacchia and Jonathan Salant discuss the specific legal needs of a presidential campaign, and why attorneys are cashing in big in this year’s political contest. But staying on the right side of election laws isn’t a concern just for candidates. Businesses of all sizes – from small companies to… Read more »

5 Ongoing Legal Issues for Nonprofit Boards

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations operating in the United States, from charities to industry associations to religious institutions. But whatever their structure or purpose, such organizations need to understand – and respond to – key legal and regulatory issues that are unique… Read more »