Business Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
1.5 Total Credits: 0.5 skills; 1.0 professional practice for all attorneys.
Can’t attend in person? The program at this location is also available via simultaneous live webcast option.
Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the program in person to receive New York MCLE credit.
New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, signed by the Governor on December 18, 2013, has been called the most extensive revision to New York’s Not-for-Profit laws in over forty years - many bar and professional groups had long advocated for this meaningful reform.
Proponents claim that the Act will: 1) eliminate redundancies and improve state regulatory practices, 2) lower operating cost for charities and reduce incentives for them to incorporate in other states, and 3) help nonprofits thrive in New York by reducing government “red tape.” Critics worry the changes may create new burdens in non-profit operations.
This ninety minute webcast will review the major changes wrought by the Act of which practitioners should be aware, including:
· The streamlined statutory types of non-profit corporations, replacing four types with two categories: charitable and non-charitable;
· The simplified agency consents;
· The revised conflict of interest provisions and new whistleblower provisions;
· Simpler approval process for corporate transactions;
· New board meeting and committee provisions;
· Changes in Charities Bureau reporting
· New audit requirements
· Possible additional changes still to come.
The program panelists have extensive backgrounds in representing nonprofit organizations and for many years have been at the forefront in the New York State Bar Association’s efforts to modernize the laws and practices governing nonprofits. They will highlight the Nonprofit Revitalization Act’s provisions and help you get ready for when the law becomes effective on July 1, 2014. This program will be valuable for any business counselor whose practice may encompass not-for-profit organizations, as well as lawyers who advise or serve on nonprofit boards.
Program Faculty (in alphabetical order)
Frederick G. Attea, Esq.
Phillips Lytle LLP
Michael A. de Freitas, Esq.
William C. Moran & Associates, P.C.
Joshua E. Gewolb, Esq.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
ELECTRONIC COURSE MATERIALS (ECM)
COURSE MATERIALS FOR NYSBA CLE PROGRAMS ARE NOW DISTRIBUTED ELECTRONICALLY!
All program materials are distributed exclusively online in searchable PDF format, allowing attendees more flexibility in storing this information and allowing you to copy and paste relevant portions of the materials for specific use in your practice. A CLE NotePad © (paper) will be provided to all attendees at the live program site. The CLE NotePad © includes lined pages for taking notes on each topic, as well as any PowerPoint presentations submitted prior to printing.
Prior to a scheduled program date, all registrants will receive an email message containing a hyperlink that when clicked will provide you with access to the complete course materials in a searchable PDF format which can be downloaded to your computer using the “Save As” option under your “File” tab. Printing the complete materials is not required for attending the program. Online materials are updated periodically to reflect last minute submissions from program faculty, guaranteeing that you will always have the latest version of the materials.
Traditional printed course books may be ordered at the program site for a discounted price and will be shipped subsequent to the program date.