George Constantine

George Constantine

Venable LLP

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Top 5 Nonprofit Legal Issues of the Past Year

The IRS scandal, diverting assets, ethics and more – the annual list of issues that affected associations and nonprofits in the past year. 1. Nonprofit corporation law changes New York and the District of...more

3/28/2014 - Corporate Governance Ethics Incorporation IRS Non-Profits

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

3/28/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions DOJ Employee Benefits IRS Joint Purchasing Programs Non-Profits Same-Sex Marriage

Key House Committee Chairman Releases Long-Awaited Tax Reform Overhaul: Major Changes Proposed for Nonprofits

On February 26, 2014, U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released "The Tax Reform Act of 2014," a 979-page sweeping federal tax reform package that, among many other things, addresses a...more

3/3/2014 - Business Taxes Income Taxes Legislative Agendas Non-Profits Tax Reform

Nonprofit Executive Summit: Bringing Nonprofit Leaders Together to Discuss Legal, Finance, Tax, and Operational Issues Impacting...

In this presentation: - Keynote Address: The Federal Tax Landscape for Nonprofits: View from the Hill - Risk to Relevance: Protecting Your Nonprofit's Business Model - In the Wake of the IRS Exempt...more

9/27/2013 - Brand Exempt Organizations Federal Taxes IRS Non-Profits Social Media Volunteers

A Look at the IRS Final Report on the Nonprofit Colleges and Universities Compliance Project: UBIT and Executive Compensation...

In this Presentation: Compliance Projects Generally - - The Colleges and Universities Compliance Project: - Timeline - Final Report Lessons to Be Learned from the Final Report - -...more

7/9/2013 - Colleges Compliance Executive Compensation IRS Non-Profits Nonprofit Research Organizations UBIT Universities Unrelated Business Income Tax

Revisiting "Force Majeure" for Nonprofit Meetings and Events

In this presentation: - Excuse of Contract Performance Due to Supervening Events: Legal Framework - Common Law - Impracticability - Frustration of Purpose - Contract Clause - Force Majeure in...more

5/15/2013 - Contract Drafting Contract Interpretation Force Majeure Clause Non-Profits Terms and Conditions

IRS Releases Final Report on Nonprofit Colleges and Universities Compliance Project: UBIT and Executive Compensation Lessons for...

In October 2008, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) began work on the Nonprofit Colleges and Universities Compliance Project (the “Project”). The IRS sent out an initial compliance questionnaire to over 400 tax-exempt...more

5/3/2013 - Business Income Colleges Executive Compensation Exempt Organizations IRS UBIT Universities

Protecting Your Nonprofit Housing Counseling Agency's 501(c)(3) Status

In this presentation: - What the IRS is doing - What agencies can expect - The legal requirements for 501(c)(3) status - Recent IRS treatment of housing counseling agencies - How to prepare...more

3/13/2013 - 501(c)(3) Charitable Purpose Credit Counseling Debt Settlement Services Housing Counseling Agencies IRS

IRS Denials of Tax-Exempt Status to Mortgage Foreclosure Assistance Providers Offer Lessons for Housing Counseling Agencies

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is preparing an industry-wide review of tax-exempt organizations that are engaged in mortgage foreclosure assistance, including housing counseling agencies (the “compliance project”). In...more

3/12/2013

IRS Releases Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued its Exempt Organizations 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Workplan (Workplan). The Workplan provides information and guidance for tax-exempt organizations regarding compliance...more

2/8/2013 - Compliance Exempt Organizations IRS

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