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This program was recorded on August 28, 2019
Nonprofit law is an interesting and robust area of law. For business and transactional attorneys looking to expand their practice area, this course will provide practical information on how to represent nonprofits. For attorneys looking to form their own nonprofit this course will provide valuable information about nonprofit formation, compliance and governance. For attorneys interested in volunteering as a board member, this course will describe what it means to serve on a board, how to provide value to your organization and protect yourself from liability.
Nikki Semanchik is the Founding Attorney of Semanchik Law Group, Inc., a business and nonprofit firm located in San Diego, California. Nikki started out her legal career advising small businesses and individuals in need of estate planning. An interest in international law and her background in immigration led her to represent multi-national high-net-worth individuals with business law, asset protection and tax planning. After assisting clients with tax planning through the formation of private foundations and charitable trusts, Nikki found herself drawn to the specialty area of nonprofit law. She now assists nonprofit organizations with formation, compliance, and governance.
2 General Credits
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- Formation and exemption of nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations
- Annual compliance requirements
- Common nonprofit governance issues
- Fiduciary duties of the Board
- The importance of Indemnification and Liability Protection
- 990 informational return & audit requirements
- The importance of quality bylaws
- Tax issues for the tax-exempt entity
- Tips for representing nonprofits