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Rethinking Riley: Applying Commensurate And Intermediate Scrutiny Standards To Judicial Evaluation Of Charitable Solicitation Regulation, James J. Fishman 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Rethinking Riley: Applying Commensurate And Intermediate Scrutiny Standards To Judicial Evaluation Of Charitable Solicitation Regulation, James J. Fishman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

In Riley v. National Federation of the Blind, the Supreme Court struck down as unduly burdensome and unconstitutional a North Carolina statute requiring professional fundraisers to disclose to those solicited the average percentage of gross receipts actually turned over to the charity for all charitable solicitations conducted in the state within the previous twelve months. The Court applied a strict scrutiny standard of review of the regulated speech, rather than a more deferential intermediate or rational standard of scrutiny. The Court’s reasoning was that the commercial speech elements of the charity’s message were inextricably intertwined with the fully ...


Video: Representing Charities: Profit V. Non Profit, Adam Goldberg 2017 Nova Southeastern University

Video: Representing Charities: Profit V. Non Profit, Adam Goldberg

Law Center Plus Seminar Series

his particular seminar is designed to educate attorneys what to request prior to becoming a Board Member including but not limited to:

  • Is there a Board Orientation?
  • What is the Board's Liability?
  • How to read IRS Form 990 and Financial Statements
  • Legal Issues facing Charitable Organizations
  • Best Practices

Learning Outcomes include:

  1. Difference between Tax Exempt and Not-For-Profit & Calendar v. Fiscal Year
  2. Serving as a Board Member
  3. Representing Charitable Organizations/Tax Exempt Organizations as Legal Counsel
  4. Ethical Considerations for Exempt Organizations Practitioners


When Social Enterprises Fail, Jonathan Brown 2017 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

When Social Enterprises Fail, Jonathan Brown

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Newsroom: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-09-2017, David Logan 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Newsroom: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-09-2017, David Logan

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Rwu First Amendment Blog: David A. Logan's Blog: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-08-2017, David A. Logan 2017 Roger Williams University School of Law

Rwu First Amendment Blog: David A. Logan's Blog: Donald Trump Vs. Roger Williams 05-08-2017, David A. Logan

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


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.


When Social Enterprises Fail, Jonathan Brown 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

When Social Enterprises Fail, Jonathan Brown

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This Article identifies the conflicts between social enterprise legislation and bankruptcy law and presents a normative argument for a legal regime that would harmonize the two. Focusing on benefit corporations, the most widely adopted social enterprise form, this Article observes that existing law leaves uncertainty as to the role of directors at a time of financial distress and will produce outcomes that are at odds with the core goals of social enterprise legislation. Then, drawing on academic proposals for contract-based systems of bankruptcy, this Article argues that just as a firm may opt out of a corporate governance norm of ...


The Role Of Social Enterprise And Hybrid Organizations, Ofer Eldar 2017 Duke Law School

The Role Of Social Enterprise And Hybrid Organizations, Ofer Eldar

Faculty Scholarship

Recent years have brought remarkable growth in hybrid organizations that combine profit-seeking and social missions. Despite popular enthusiasm for such organizations, legal reforms to facilitate their formation and growth—particularly, legal forms for hybrid firms—have largely been ineffective. This shortcoming stems in large part from the lack of a theory that identifies the structural and functional elements that make some types of hybrid organizations more effective than others. In pursuit of such a theory, this Article focuses on a large class of hybrid organizations that has been effective in addressing development problems, such as increasing access to capital and ...


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

Ubit Me!, Thomas E. Simmons

Thomas E. Simmons

No abstract provided.


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

Ubit Me!, Thomas E. Simmons

Thomas E. Simmons

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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- )

No abstract provided.


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

No abstract provided.


Look For The Helpers, Tara L. Casey 2016 University of Richmond

Look For The Helpers, Tara L. Casey

Law Faculty Publications

Mr. Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’“
So, as I sit and wrestle with the news stream that surrounds me, I look for the helpers. And I find ... you.
Inside of each of us is the capacity to be the helper that provides a salve to our world’s wounds. We all can be the helpers when we create,cultivate, and operate pro bono service and community engagement programs that focus ...


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

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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