Emily began working in the nonprofit sector during college, and has not strayed far from it since. She believes that the nonprofit sector plays an indispensible role in giving a voice to underserved communities. The combined experience of working both within the nonprofit community and as an advisor to nonprofits has provided her with the ability to understand both the culture within the organization and the particular demands that nonprofits face on a daily basis. By focusing her entire practice on the nonprofit community, she is able to better advise organizations on the unique issues that affect the sector.
- Drafting and review of Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
- Initial Application for federal tax exemption
- Ongoing counsel on federal tax compliance issues
- Lobbying and policy advocacy compliance rules
- State and Federal tax reporting requirements
- Governance and best practices
- Contract drafting and review
- Mergers and Dissolutions
- Drafting, review and implementation of workplace policies
- Hiring and termination practices
- State and federal employment law compliance issues
Latest blog post...
Now that the TIGTA report is out, I wanted to follow up on my previous rant (yes, still ranting) about the IRS-Tea Party nonsense. First, just to be clear – I think the IRS mucked it up. They should not have chosen the terms that they chose to centralize the applications. Was it a conspiracy against conservatives? No. Was it poor management, combined with too many applications, too little staffing, and an area of law that is hazy and confusing at best? Absolutely. Should they be scouring the application of every organization (regardless of political affiliation) conducting political activities? Most definitely.
Read more for both a few of my thoughts on the TIGTA report, as well as links to a few others’ writings on this issue that I think are accurate –Read more...