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Nonprofits and Celebrity Endorsements: Common Legal Pitfalls and Practical Tips

What Is a Celebrity Endorsement? For a nonprofit organization, increasing awareness and support is often difficult because of the sheer number of nonprofits competing for funding, often many in the same space. Securing...more

Charities and nonprofits: Don't roll the dice with gambling laws

Are you involved with a charity or nonprofit that raises money by selling raffle tickets or holds poker tournaments or casino nights to fund operations? Although your charity or nonprofit may be using the proceeds to fund...more

Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations

2013 was something of a lost year for the Exempt Organizations (EO) Division of the IRS. In the spring, the Division was embroiled in a controversy involving the targeting of conservative advocacy groups that led to the...more

Art is Long, Life is Short: Estate Planning for the Artist and the Art Collector

I. NON-CHARITABLE TRANSFERS DURING LIFE Art is particularly well-suited for charitable transfers if the circumstances fit, but not all collectors or artists want to leave their art to a charitable organization. In...more

Advanced Estate and Tax Planning for Art and Other Fine Collections

A composite of studies of trust and estate attorneys, trust officers, and financial planners revealed that: • Fewer than 10% of plans for their clients addressed art, antiques, and collectibles • Fewer than 10% used art...more

Charity vaunteth not itself: the new corporate charity in the UK

A new form of corporate entity in the UK will be the Charitable Incorporated Organisation or CIO, likely to become the entity of choice for charities....more

You'll Be Saww-wwwy: The Unauthorized Use of Photos

Considerations non-profits should take into consideration when using photographs. ...more

What It Takes To Give: Legal Challenges Associated with Celebrity Philanthropy

Charities’ Interest in Celebrities § Celebrities are inundated with numerous requests § Celebrities need to carefully research charities § Celebrities should identify a cause that means something to them §...more

Star Power: Celebrity involvement in charitable causes raises both tax and business affairs issues

THE PARTICIPATION OF CELEBRITIES in charitable causes is rooted in tradition and increasingly apparent in a variety of venues. When those who are famous for their achievements in the arts, entertainment, media, or sports...more

Navigating Nonprofit Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Commercial Co-Ventures: How Arts Organizations Can Avoid the Legal Pitfalls

Overview *Promotional and Fundraising Affiliations – Corporate Sponsorships – Licensing (Passive Royalty Income) – Commercial Co-Venture *Joint Activities – Joint Programs Via Contract – Subsidiary Entities •...more

Oregon Law Practice Management: How to Get the Most Out of Using a Contract Attorney

How to get the best results from using a contract attorney; how to provide contract attorney services without running afoul of your professional liability coverage....more

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