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Common Legal Concerns For Small Business And Nonprofits, Jayme M. Reisler 2017 University of Houston - Main

Common Legal Concerns For Small Business And Nonprofits, Jayme M. Reisler

Jayme M Reisler

Small businesses often operate in the same market as larger companies, but differ in a multitude of ways, including size, financing, and short- and long-term goals. These differences create unique obstacles for small businesses. The same goes for nonprofits, which have distinct concerns about tax-exempt status. This article illuminates common legal concerns for small businesses and nonprofits, and briefly discusses strategies for dealing with them.


Ubit Me!, Thomas E. Simmons 2016 University of South Dakota School of Law

Ubit Me!, Thomas E. Simmons

Thomas E. Simmons

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles 11-14-2016, Jill Rodrigues, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Guiding Startups Through Legal Pickles 11-14-2016, Jill Rodrigues, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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The Will To Prevail: Inside The Legal Battle To Save Sweet Briar, James M. Giudice, J. Westwood Smithers III 2016 University of Richmond

The Will To Prevail: Inside The Legal Battle To Save Sweet Briar, James M. Giudice, J. Westwood Smithers Iii

Law Student Publications

Despite the school‘s storied past and deep historical roots, on March 3, 2015, the Sweet Briar Board of Directors announced its intention to shut down the college—permanently—the following summer. The Board cited "insurmountable financial challenges," including falling enrollment, a lack of unrestricted funds in its endowment, and the century-old school‘s lack of appeal to modern generations of students. The Board claimed the school was no longer financially viable, because though its $84 million endowment was sizeable by most measures, the school needed an endowment three times that size to stay open. Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Linda Tappa's Post: An Amazing Summer: Public Interest Law In Texas 11/01/2016, Linda Tappa

Law School Blogs

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The Pro Bono Collaborative: Celebrating 10 Years Of Pro Bono Partnerships, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 Roger Williams University

The Pro Bono Collaborative: Celebrating 10 Years Of Pro Bono Partnerships, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Pro Bono Collaborative Staff Publications

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If I Go Crazy, Then Will You Still Call Me A Super Pac? How Enmeshment With Political Action Committees Makes Contribution Limits Enforceable On Independent Expenditure-Only Committees, Brian Greivenkamp 2016 University of Cincinnati Law Review

If I Go Crazy, Then Will You Still Call Me A Super Pac? How Enmeshment With Political Action Committees Makes Contribution Limits Enforceable On Independent Expenditure-Only Committees, Brian Greivenkamp

University of Cincinnati Law Review

No abstract provided.


Unearthed: Advocating Against Fracking And Breaking The Bond Of The Imagined World Order, Colleen E. Cloonan 2016 Salve Regina University

Unearthed: Advocating Against Fracking And Breaking The Bond Of The Imagined World Order, Colleen E. Cloonan

ENV 434 Environmental Justice

While discussing the imagined world order, it is evident that the world is not perfect. Over the course of the centuries, the earth has been maimed by humans, whether it be during the agricultural age or throughout the process of industrialization into the modern era. Humans must realize that sooner, rather than later, we must address the environmental destruction we are causing. A specific case, with that such as hydraulic fracturing of shale, otherwise known as fracking, provides as an example of one of the environmental justice issues that is plaguing the earth. However, there are complications. In the consumer ...


Algunas Reflexiones Sobre El Régimen De Prevención Del Lavado De Activos Para Las Personas Jurídicas Que Reciben Donaciones O Aportes De Terceros, Tadeo Leandro Fernandez 2016 Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Algunas Reflexiones Sobre El Régimen De Prevención Del Lavado De Activos Para Las Personas Jurídicas Que Reciben Donaciones O Aportes De Terceros, Tadeo Leandro Fernandez

Tadeo Leandro Fernandez

El objetivo de esta colaboración es describir y analizar algunos de los problemas que enfrentan las organizaciones sin fines de lucro (“OSFL”) en lo que respecta al cumplimiento de las normas de prevención del lavado de dinero y financiamiento del terrorismo (“PLA/FT”) frente a la Unidad de Información Financiera (“UIF”).

Adelantamos nuestra posición en cuanto debería suprimirse la condición de sujetos obligados (“SO”) para estas entidades toda vez que su regulación excede el marco de las Recomendaciones del Grupo de Acción Financiera (“GAFI”), que dan origen a todo el sistema internacional PLA/FT.


Algunas Reflexiones Sobre El Régimen De Prevención Del Lavado De Activos Para Las Personas Jurídicas Que Reciben Donaciones O Aportes De Terceros, Tadeo Leandro Fernandez 2016 Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Algunas Reflexiones Sobre El Régimen De Prevención Del Lavado De Activos Para Las Personas Jurídicas Que Reciben Donaciones O Aportes De Terceros, Tadeo Leandro Fernandez

Tadeo Leandro Fernandez

El objetivo de esta colaboración es describir y analizar algunos de los problemas que enfrentan las organizaciones sin fines de lucro (“OSFL”) en lo que respecta al cumplimiento de las normas de prevención del lavado de dinero y financiamiento del terrorismo (“PLA/FT”) frente a la Unidad de Información Financiera (“UIF”).

Adelantamos nuestra posición en cuanto debería suprimirse la condición de sujetos obligados (“SO”) para estas entidades toda vez que su regulación excede el marco de las Recomendaciones del Grupo de Acción Financiera (“GAFI”), que dan origen a todo el sistema internacional PLA/FT.


Accounting For The Government Funding Of Non-Profits And The Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, Rachel E. Brown 2016 Liberty University

Accounting For The Government Funding Of Non-Profits And The Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, Rachel E. Brown

Senior Honors Theses

Accounting creates a framework for providing transparency in an organization. This foundation is especially important in not-for-profit entities because government grants and contributions often compose significant portions of overall revenues and receipts. An overview of non-profit standards and the government system of distributing funds provides insight into non-profits as a whole and enables the study of specific organizations. As the nation’s largest provider of abortion and family planning services, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an especially important organization to study and understand. It receives significant funds from federal and state governments and should receive equally significant evaluation ...


The 21st Century Fight Over Who Sets The Terms Of The Charity Property Tax Exemption, Evelyn Brody 2016 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

The 21st Century Fight Over Who Sets The Terms Of The Charity Property Tax Exemption, Evelyn Brody

All Faculty Scholarship

Turning from the substantive issue of defining charity, this article considers the “who” question by examining the roles of the courts, legislatures, municipalities, and charities in determining exemption and payments in lieu of taxes. The three covered topics – constitutional power, statutory interpretation, and the “intermediate sanctions” of user fees and PILOTs – braid together to form the procedural framework for the financial relationship between nonprofit property owners and the taxing jurisdictions that host them. Change the parameters of one, and you change the others. Staying off the rolls or minimizing the tax bite often results from compromise – whether at the state ...


Courts, Constituencies, And The Enforcement Of Fiduciary Duties In The Nonprofit Sector, Joseph Mead, Michael Pollack 2016 Cleveland State University

Courts, Constituencies, And The Enforcement Of Fiduciary Duties In The Nonprofit Sector, Joseph Mead, Michael Pollack

Urban Publications

Directors of nonprofit organizations owe fiduciary duties to their organizations, but the content of these duties—and how and when courts should enforce these duties—has long been debated among scholars and courts. This debate emerges in several areas, including the level of deference to be shown by courts to nonprofit directors (the business judgment rule), who should be allowed to sue to enforce duties (standing), and the type of relief available to prevailing plaintiffs (remedies). Existing literature explores these legal rules in isolation and in abstraction, generally failing to consider how the rules interact with each other and ignoring ...


New Roles For Non-Lawyers To Increase Access To Justice, Richard Zorza, David Udell 2016 Self-Represented Litigation Network

New Roles For Non-Lawyers To Increase Access To Justice, Richard Zorza, David Udell

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Legal Aspects Of Special Events, Terri Helge 2016 Texas A&M University School of Law

Legal Aspects Of Special Events, Terri Helge

Terri L. Helge

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In Museums We Trust: Analyzing The Mission Of Museums, Deaccessioning Policies, And The Public Trust, Sara Tam 2016 Fordham University School of Law

In Museums We Trust: Analyzing The Mission Of Museums, Deaccessioning Policies, And The Public Trust, Sara Tam

Fordham Urban Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Thou Shalt Not Electioneer: Religious Nonprofit Political Activity And The Threat “God Pacs” Pose To Democracy And Religion, Jonathan Backer 2016 University of Michigan Law School

Thou Shalt Not Electioneer: Religious Nonprofit Political Activity And The Threat “God Pacs” Pose To Democracy And Religion, Jonathan Backer

Michigan Law Review

The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC invalidated a longstanding restriction on corporate and union campaign spending in federal elections, freeing entities with diverse political goals to spend unlimited amounts supporting candidates for federal office. Houses of worship and other religious nonprofits, however, remain strictly prohibited from engaging in partisan political activity as a condition of tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(3). Absent this “electioneering prohibition,” religious nonprofits would be very attractive vehicles for political activity. These 501(c)(3) organizations can attract donors with the incentive of tax deductions for contributions. Moreover ...


Then You Need To Keep It: Complex Ubit Issues And Strategies For Coping, Terri Helge 2016 Texas A&M University School of Law

Then You Need To Keep It: Complex Ubit Issues And Strategies For Coping, Terri Helge

Terri L. Helge

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Then You Need To Keep It: Complex Ubit Issues And Strategies For Coping, Terri Helge 2016 Texas A&M University School of Law

Then You Need To Keep It: Complex Ubit Issues And Strategies For Coping, Terri Helge

Terri L. Helge

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Charitable Choices: The Need For A Uniform Nonprofit Limited Liability Company Act (Unllca), Kenya J. H. Smith 2016 Arizona Summit Law School

Charitable Choices: The Need For A Uniform Nonprofit Limited Liability Company Act (Unllca), Kenya J. H. Smith

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

Uniform laws serve an important role in our society, balancing state autonomy and the need to provide consistent solutions to common problems among the states. The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is the preeminent authority that promulgates uniform laws. To date, the ULC has promulgated over 150 uniform and model acts. ULC tackles a wide array of issues, including child custody and protection, probate, electronic records, and commercial law. The ULC aims to “provide[ ] states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.”


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