March 26, 2010
OAG to Speak at Nonprofit/Tax Exempt Organizations Initial Meeting
The Columbus Bar’s newest committee, Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations, will host its first meeting, Thursday, April 22, with Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray serving as the featured speaker. Pete Thomas, Chief of the Charitable Division, will also be in attendance.
Under the leadership of co-chairs Jerry O. Allen, Bricker & Ecker, and James R. King, Jones Day, the Nonprofit/Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee will provide a forum for in-house law firm and government attorneys to discuss issues relevant and unique to nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations. The group will entertain discussions regarding issues facing the nonprofit industry and will help create a stronger stewardship among those whose practices serve these organizations. The Committee will address issues including business law and governance; employment-related issues; executive compensation and benefits; federal and state taxation, including UBIT; green strategies; intermediate sanctions; Form 990; accounting; planned giving; real estate; intellectual property; government relations; mergers and acquisitions; and tax-exempt financing. This new forum will assist practitioners with providing answers and workable solutions to their nonprofit clients by recognizing the practical management, political and business considerations that nonprofits face.
The committee will meet for the first time on April 22, and again on May 27. After the summer committee break, this group will begin its regular meeting schedule in September. The regular meeting schedule will be every other month from noon to 1 pm on the fourth Thursday. To join the committee, please visit the committee website or contact Donna Sweet at email@example.com.