Megan Bell

Megan Bell

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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Managing Cybersecurity Risk for Nonprofit Organizations: A Fiduciary Duty?

We live in an era of increasingly prevalent cybercrime, and nonprofits are in the crosshairs.  Harvard University, Penn State University and two BlueCross BlueShield entities are just a few nonprofit organizations that...more

5/16/2016 - Corporate Officers Cybersecurity Data Breach Directors Exempt Organizations Fiduciary Duty Internal Controls Non-Profits Popular

New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act Reforms Governance Rules for Nonprofits

Signed into law in 2013, the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act is designed to reform the statutory requirements for governance of nonprofit organizations (both not-for-profit corporations and wholly charitable trusts),...more

5/12/2016 - Audits Charitable Organizations Compensation & Benefits Conflicts of Interest Corporate Governance Exempt Organizations Non-Profits Popular Regulatory Oversight Whistleblowers

New Website Brings History of Giving to Life

On April 26, National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, launched a website on the History of Modern Philanthropy. The...more

4/28/2016 - Charitable Organizations Philanthropy

Proposed Regulations Relating to Type I and Type III Supporting Organizations

The IRS and the Department of the Treasury have released proposed regulations that address rules relating to Type I and Type III “supporting organizations” under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) and applicable Treasury...more

3/8/2016 - Comment Period Exempt Organizations IRS Proposed Regulation U.S. Treasury

PATH Act 501(c)(4) Matters Update: Notification Requirement Postponed, Temporary Regulations and Additional Guidance to Follow

Since enactment of the PATH Act on December 18, 2015, exempt organizations have been waiting for IRS guidance on the new Section 501(c)(4) notification requirement and procedures for organizations seeking IRS determination of...more

1/26/2016 - 501(c)(4) IRS Notification Requirements Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act Tax Exempt Entities

From the Hill: Recent Legislation Impacting 501(c)(4) Organizations

For a year that continued to prominently feature Section 501(c)(4) organizations – in politics, news, and public discourse and debates – it seems fitting to end 2015 with a summary of recent federal legislation that changes...more

12/31/2015 - 501(c)(4) IRS Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act Reporting Requirements Tax Exempt Entities

Bill Passed to Amend the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law

On December 11, 2015 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into a law a bill amending New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (the “NPCL”), Estates Powers and Trusts Law (the “EPTL”) and Religious Corporations Law (the “RCL”). ...more

12/17/2015 - Amended Legislation Attorney Generals Board of Directors Charitable Trusts Corporate Governance Governor Cuomo Non-Profits Popular

Cybersecurity & Nonprofits: A Matter of Time?

The ever increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches targeting the private sector and government agencies, and the increased focus on cybersecurity plans and preparedness, may seem like remote risks for nonprofit...more

11/20/2015 - Board of Directors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Donor Lists Non-Profits Popular

New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013

In this Report: - Overview of Applicability - Summary of the Act’s Governance Requirements - Summary of the Act’s Financial Reporting Rules for Organizations Required to Register to Conduct Charitable...more

7/17/2014 - Corporate Governance New Legislation Non-Profits Reporting Requirements

Cuomo Signs Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013: New York Law Reforms Governance Rules for Nonprofits

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 into law on December 18. The legislation had been pending in Albany since it was passed by the Legislature in late June. As explained in this...more

12/24/2013 - Andrew Cuomo Charitable Organizations Non-Profits

Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013: New York Law Would Reform Governance Rules for Nonprofits

In late June, the New York state legislature passed legislation designed to reform the statutory requirements for governance of nonprofit organizations – both not-for-profit corporations and wholly charitable trusts. It also...more

7/17/2013 - Charitable Organizations Corporate Governance Exempt Organizations New Legislation Non-Profits

Nonprofit Revitalization Act and Executive Compensation Reform Act of 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the state legislature to enact two bills that would reform the statutory requirements for governance of nonprofit organizations – both not-for-profit corporations and...more

6/7/2013 - Attorney Generals Charitable Trusts Corporate Governance Executive Compensation Proposed Legislation

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