Topic: nonprofit

Congressman Camp Releases Tax Reform Proposal – What You Need To Know

“Camp’s plan proposes to cut the top tax rate for both individuals and corporations to 25 percent and eliminate the alternative minimum tax for both individuals and corporations.” (Duane Morris) If history is any guide, reforming the Tax Code may prove to be, well, too taxing for lawmakers to push through in an election year.… Read more »

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 »

JD Supra On Antitrust: Price-Fixing, Cooperation Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, and More

Here’s a roundup of recent analysis and commentary on JD Supra, covering a broad range of anti-competition matters, including “most-favored nation” clauses, allocation of customers, attempted monopolization and more: DOJ/FTC Ask if MFNs Are Anti-Competitive, and Get an Earful (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Apr 2012

What’s on your mind? Human trafficking, online advertising, corporate bribery, and legal issues for nonprofits, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts over the past month: 1. California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012 “The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of… Read more »

Nonprofit Law: A Roundup of Recent Legal Commentary

For your reference, a roundup of legal advisories regarding the new IRS Form 990, unpaid internships, employment matters, fundraising, lobbying, and other issues and concerns particular to nonprofit organizations:  Recent Developments for Exempt Organizations, Including 2011 Year in Review (Ropes & Gray LLP) “Looking ahead, the IRS Exempt Organizations division recently released its annual work… Read more »

Nonprofit Law: A Legal Reading List

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis to do with the various issues and concerns particular to nonprofit organizations: On Misconduct… Can an Effective Whistleblower Policy Prevent Misconduct? (Ober|Kaler)  “It is not enough to have whistleblower policies on paper – executives of academic institutions, nonprofits and for profit organizations bear… Read more »

Nonprofit Laws: IRS Exemption, Social Media Policies, Contracts, L3Cs, Marketing, and More

For your reference, a roundup of recent updates on legal issues (and challenges) facing nonprofit organizations, from lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: New Guidance for Nonprofits Regarding Social Media Policies and Punishment (Venable LLP): “… rapidly developing law in the area of disciplining employees for voicing workplace gripes in social media such as… Read more »