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Business Leagues and Trade Associations

State Bar of Texas 16th Annual Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Course, Austin, Texas, 08/23/2018 Co-presented with Richard W. Meyer More than 180 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville marveled over the use of associations in the United States through his treatise, Democracy in America, Today, Americans continue to join together for nonprofit purposes. While advancing the […]

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Putting Things Together: Subsidiaries, Complex Organizational Structures, Joint Ventures, and Joint Funding Vehicles

35th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, Austin, Texas, 01/19/2018 Co-written and co-presented with John F. Crawford Charities can enhance the depth and breadth of their operations and impact by utilizing subsidiaries, affiliates, and other joint venture vehicles.  This paper and presentation examine choice of form, tax status of the vehicle, and how different options affect the exempt organization […]

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Navigating Unfamiliar Terrain: Nonprofit Law for the Non-Nonprofit Lawyer

15th Annual Advanced Business Law Course, Houston, Texas, 11/09/2017 The nonprofit sector includes organizations of all shapes and sizes with various entity structures and exemption bases, all highly regulated under both state and federal law.  This paper and presentation provide an overview of this sector geared to practitioners practicing outside of the area of nonprofit organizations, beginning […]

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Navigating Unfamiliar Terrain: Nonprofit Law for the Non-Nonprofit Lawyer

15th Annual Advanced Business Law Course, Houston, Texas, 11/09/2017 The nonprofit sector includes organizations of all shapes and sizes with various entity structures and exemption bases, all highly regulated under both state and federal law.  This paper and presentation provide an overview of this sector geared to practitioners practicing outside of the area of nonprofit organizations, beginning […]

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Creating Subsidiaries of Tax-Exempt Organizations

State Bar of Texas, 15th Annual Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Course, Austin, Texas, 08/25/2017 Tax-exempt organizations utilize subsidiaries and related organizations for a number of different reasons ranging from management concerns to liability protection to tax necessity. While the nonprofit corporate form is generally used for charitable organizations conducting commercial activities, a number of different […]

LLCs in the World of Nonprofit and Mission-Minded Organizations

LLCs in the World of Nonprofit and Mission-Minded Organizations

26th Annual LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference and Primer, Austin, Texas, 07/13/2017 The opportunity to use the LLC form for nonprofit and mission-minded purposes is rarely considered by practitioners not working in the tax-exempt organization space, but this popular entity choice proves to be advantageous when utilized in this capacity as well and has become […]

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