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Time to Update Your Corporate Bylaws?
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (Act), into law in December 2013, thereby adopting important changes to the governance of...more
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In This Issue:
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- United States V. Sperry: A Revived Threat to Owners, Directors, Managers and Directors of Distressed Organizations
- Board Membership &...more
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New York's Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013, signed into law by Governor Cuomo in December 2013, will become effective on July 1, 2014. The Act makes several major changes and additions to New York's Not-for-Profit...more
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What is the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013?
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed into law the Non-profit Revitalization Act of 2013. The provisions of the Act are generally effective on July 1, 2014.
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The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Maryland, recently rendered a tax decision noteworthy to all married couples who participate in their business together. The case, Johnson v. U.S., decided November 5,...more
On December 19, the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General released the results of a “focused review” of CEO compensation at 25 of the Commonwealth’s largest...more
On December 18, 2013, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 which modernizes the New York nonprofit corporation law. The Act overwhelmingly passed both houses of the New York...more
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