2015 Santa Lawyer Contest Status

As of 12/21 at 12:15 PM, we are in the final days of the Santa Lawyer Contest!  A quick summary of our current contestants (more suggestions can still  be made!):

In first place: Collaborative Community Law Initiative (@CCLawInitiative) with 8 votes

In second place: Charities Review Council (@smartgivers) with 6 votes

Tied for third place: Urban Boat Builders (@UrbanBoatBldrs), Feline Rescue (@felinerescueinc), and Urban Roots (@urbanroots) with 2 votes

Tied for fourth place: Dakota Woodlands and Drama Interaction(@cokdirector) with 1 vote each

Contest goes through the end of the day on 12/23 and winner announced on Christmas Eve day!

Emily featured on the Hennepin County Bar Association website!

The Hennepin County Bar Association profiled me today on their website -- check it out!

2nd Annual Santa Lawyer Contest!

Back by popular demand!  Instead of sending out holiday cards from my firm, I prefer to give a contribution in honor of my clients to a local organization.  Instead of choosing the organization myself – last year I asked you to help me via the First Annual Robertson Law Office Santa Lawyer Contest – and the Women’s Prison Book Project was the lucky recipient!  Beginning on December 1st, 2016, I will again be taking recommendations via my Twitter account (@RLOonNonprofits) of organizations that you think are worthy of my donation this year.  For those that choose not to play with the Twitter – you can email me at emily at robertsonlawofficellc.com and I will post your suggestion on Twitter for all to see.  I will also be posting pictures daily (mostly) with holiday themed items that I own, wear, like to see, etc. for purposes of indicating my self-proclaimed status as Santa Lawyer.  The rules:

Read more: 2nd Annual Santa Lawyer Contest!

Late 2015 IRS Update for Tax Exempt Orgs

As we near the end of 2015, there are numerous IRS-related issues of interest to the nonprofit and tax-exempt community.  Below is a quick summary of the ones that have caught my interest recently:    

Read more: Late 2015 IRS Update for Tax Exempt Orgs

New article -- Top Nonprofit-Specific Legal Issues

Do you work for a nonprofit organization or serve on a nonprofit board?  If so, please check out my newest article that addresses some of the more common uniquely nonprofit issues that come up for tax-exempt organizations (the article is focused primarily on looking at these issues from the perspective of charitable organizations).



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