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Accountability and Governance
 Financial Transparency
 Proper Personnel Management
 Sound Board Governance
Affordable Housing and Homeless Services
Children and Youth Services
Community Arts
Disaster Relief
Economic Development
Lawyers Alliance General News
Nonprofit Advocacy
Other Legal Alerts
Pro Bono Program News
Program Preservation Initiative: Coping with the Economic Downturn
Urban Health

 

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  Accountability and Governance
   
 
  Financial Transparency
   
IRS Updates Procedures for Reinstatement of Tax Exempt Status for Automatically Revoked Organizations
  March 14, 2014
   
Real Property Tax Alert
  October 14, 2011
   
IRS Automatic Revocation of Exemption for Organizations that Failed to File for Three Years
  August 11, 2011
   
IRS Filing Requirement for Small Tax-Exempt Organizations
  August 10, 2011
   
IRS One Time Relief for Small Organizations that Failed to File for Three Years
  July 29, 2010
   
Revocation of Exempt Status
  April 28, 2010
   
IRS Increases Exempt Organization Application Fees for Filings Postmarked After January 3, 2010
  November 18, 2009
   
Revised Form 990 for 2008 Tax Year is in Effect
  June 30, 2009
   
Sales Tax and Exempt Organizations
  October 22, 2008
   
Revocation of 501(c)(3) Status Stemming from Excess Benefit Transactions
  September 02, 2008
   
Revised Form 990 for 2008 Tax Year
  March 11, 2008
   
State Revamps Process to Obtain Member Items
  April 27, 2007
   
New York City Lobbying Act Recently Amended
  June 27, 2006
   
 
  Proper Personnel Management
   
New York City's Earned Sick Time Act Went Into Effect April 1, 2014
  April 02, 2014
   
NYC Law Requiring Accommodation of Pregnancy
  December 18, 2013
   
New Regulations on Executive Compensation and Administrative Costs for State Contractors
  June 27, 2013
   
NYS Minimum Wage Increases Soon
  June 27, 2013
   
Health Care Reform Management: Will You Owe a Penalty in 2014?
  June 27, 2013
   
New York City Bans Employers from Discriminating Against the Unemployed
  April 11, 2013
   
New Form I-9 Effective March 8, 2013
  April 11, 2013
   
DOL Issues Final Rule Implementing FMLA Military Leave Amendments
  February 19, 2013
   
IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program
  January 03, 2013
   
Criminal Background Provisions in Human Services Contracts
  November 29, 2012
   
Additional Protection of Social Security Numbers
  September 01, 2012
   
Health Care Reform Management: Roadmap of Plan Changes
  August 15, 2012
   
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act
  April 18, 2012
   
Genetic Information Nondescrimination Act Rules (UPDATED MARCH 2011)
  March 10, 2011
   
Legal Issues for Working with Interns
  March 09, 2011
   
Wage Theft Prevention Act Enacted Into New York Law
  March 08, 2011
   
Small Nonprofits May Be Eligible for Tax Credit Under Healthcare Reform Law
  June 18, 2010
   
COBRA Extended Again!
  April 28, 2010
   
Update to COBRA Subsidy
  March 31, 2010
   
COBRA subsidy temporarily extended and expanded - AGAIN!
  March 23, 2010
   
UPDATED January 2010: Congress Extends COBRA Subsidy
  January 26, 2010
   
UPDATED December 2009: Employers Must Use New York State Department of Labor Forms for New Hire Pay Information
  December 28, 2009
   
DOL Forms for New Hire Pay Information
  November 30, 2009
   
Labor Law Changes Update
  October 29, 2009
   
Deadline Looms for 403(B) Written Plan Document and Financial Audit/Form 5500 Compliance
  September 30, 2009
   
Human Rights Law Amendment
  August 25, 2009
   
Recent Changes to the New York Labor Law and Insurance Law
  August 25, 2009
   
CHIPRA Expands Enrollment Rights Under Group Health Plans
  June 30, 2009
   
How to Use New York State Shared Work Programs
  April 20, 2009
   
COBRA Subsidy
  April 20, 2009
   
New Form I-9 Effective April 3, 2009
  March 26, 2009
   
New Employer Obligations for the New Year: I-9 Forms
  January 22, 2009
   
Liability of General Contractors and Subcontractors Under NY State Workers' Compensation Law
  October 22, 2008
   
Family and Medical Leave Act to Cover Families of Military Servicemembers
  March 11, 2008
   
“Speak English Only” Workplace Rules: Proceed With Caution
  July 12, 2007
   
 
  Sound Board Governance
   
Gov. Cuomo Signs First Major Overhaul of NYS Nonprofit Law in Forty Years
  December 19, 2013
   
Board Members Compensated for Their Services
  September 02, 2008
   
The Appropriate Role of the Internal Revenue Service With Respect to Tax-Exempt Organization Good Governance Issues (Executive Summary Only -- 6 pages)
  July 02, 2008
   
 
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  Affordable Housing and Homeless Services
   
HDFC Formation
  December 19, 2013
   
Real Property Tax Alert
  November 07, 2013
   
Significant Tenant Lease Provisions
  April 11, 2013
   
Dissolutions of Legal Entities Following 15-Year Tax Compliance Period
  November 29, 2012
   
Affordable Housing Development
  June 27, 2011
   
Environmental Control Board Amnesty
  October 29, 2009
   
 
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  Children and Youth Services
   
Compliance for Charter Schools and Other Education Corporations with NYS Nonprofit Revitalization Act
  March 14, 2014
   
Flu Vaccines Required for Children in NYC Day Care Centers and Preschools
  December 19, 2013
   
Public Hearing Announced for EarlyLearn NYC RFP Contract Awards
  August 15, 2012
   
Contesting an EarlyLearn NYC RFP Determination
  May 14, 2012
   
Lawyers Alliance Testimony before the New York Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families
  December 14, 2011
   
Charter Schools Receiving FOIL Requests
  March 11, 2011
   
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for ACS-Funded Childcare and Head Start Programs
  March 26, 2009
   
 
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  Community Arts
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Income-Generating Activities, Part Two: Sales of Food & Merchandise by Community Arts Organizations
  December 10, 2013
   
Community Arts Q&A Series: Income-Generating Activities, Part One: Sales of Tickets & Admission Fees to Performances/Events
  April 11, 2013
   
Lobbying Certification for Arts Groups
  October 05, 2012
   
Lawyers Alliance Launches Community Arts Initiative
  March 01, 2012
   
 
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  Disaster Relief
   
Emergency Shelter Regulations
  June 27, 2013
   
FEMA Public Assistance Grants - Appeals Process
  May 10, 2013
   
FEMA and SBA Deadline February 27, 2013
  February 19, 2013
   
Government Aid Available to Nonprofits for Disaster Relief - updated
  January 31, 2013
   
IRS Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy
  November 12, 2012
   
Disaster Unemployment Assistance due to Hurricane Sandy
  November 12, 2012
   
Hurricane Sandy - Temporary Changes to Rules for Projects Financed with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
  November 12, 2012
   
Disaster Relief - Insurance Coverage
  November 05, 2012
   
Operating a Disaster Relief Program
  November 05, 2012
   
Employment Law Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy
  November 05, 2012
   
Commercial Real Estate Lease Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy
  November 05, 2012
   
 
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  Economic Development
   
New Guidelines for Cause Marketing
  November 29, 2012
   
Red Flags Rule Requires Organizations to Implement a Program to Fight Identity Theft
  October 29, 2009
   
Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act
  January 27, 2009
   
 
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  Lawyers Alliance General News
   
Charity Corps Announcement
  January 25, 2012
   
Business Law Today Article on Lawyers Alliance's Work with Credit Unions
  September 16, 2011
   
 
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  Nonprofit Advocacy
   
Nonprofit Organizations and Legislative Lobbying FAQs
  February 05, 2014
   
Important Changes in New York City Lobbying Law
  January 22, 2014
   
NYC Lobbying Legal Alert
  December 18, 2013
   
New Board of Elections Opinion Requires 501(c)(4) Organizations to Register as Political Committees Before Endorsing or Opposing Candidates
  October 15, 2013
   
New Disclosure Requirements for Communications that Support, Oppose or Mention a NY Candidate or Ballot Proposal
  June 27, 2013
   
NYC Campaign Finance Board Rules to Take Effect May 16, 2012
  April 18, 2012
   
Lawyers Alliance Testimony before the NYC Campaign Finance Board (Oct. 2011) and Response to CFB Revised Rules (March 2012)
  April 18, 2012
   
NYC Clerk's Office announces changes in procedure affecting statement of registration for nonprofit advocacy organizations
  February 17, 2012
   
 
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  Other Legal Alerts
   
Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization Report
  February 17, 2012
   
New Nonprofit Law on Managing Investments: New York Prudent Management Institutional Funds Act - UPDATED
  June 20, 2011
   
 
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  Pro Bono Program News
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Jonathan Hillel Ashtor
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Allan S. Bloom
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Ezra Borut
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Davis Polk & Wardwell Legal Team
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Robert W Fagiola
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Sylvie C. Goursaud
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Ji Kim
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Michael A. Lehmann and Jim Walsh
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Lisa A. Levy
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2013 Honoree: Lauren E. Manton
  November 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Lisa A. Ferrari and Edward M. Weisz of Cozen O'Connor
  October 21, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Robert Fagiola and Ryan Mahoney of Shearman & Sterling LLP
  July 01, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Ilana Kameros and Michele Masucci of Nixon Peabody LLP
  April 15, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Oran Ebel, Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Sasha Linney, and Brita Siepker of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  February 26, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Lance Soderstrom, Mwanga William Mtengule, and Maritza Schaeffer of Alston & Bird LLP
  January 31, 2013
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honorees: Jason Habinsky and Christine M. Fitzgerald
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Scott J. Gordon
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Zhuo "David" Huang
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: David W. Lowden
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honoree: Michael J. Twersky
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2012 Honorees: David Portal and Joann Moolsintong
  December 19, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Thaddeus Hartmann and Randall Doud of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  July 27, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Allan Bloom and Kelsey Van Wart of Paul Hastings LLP
  June 21, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Jeffrey M. Greenberg, Naitik K. Patel, Michael R. Psathas, and Steven J. Steinman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  April 17, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Richard G. Kass of Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
  March 08, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment: Emily Goodman Binick of American Express Company
  January 30, 2012
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Terri L. Chase of Jones Day
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honorees: Junaid H. Chida and George M. Williams jr of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Jack P. Flanagan of Paul Hastings LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Craig A. Katerberg of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Stephen H. Kinney, Jr. of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Christine L. Roch of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Louis Vlahos of Farrell Fritz, P.C.
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteer Accomplishment - Cornerstone 2011 Honoree: Matthew B. Zisk of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  December 08, 2011
   
Volunteers of the Month (September 2011): David Huang, Prem Amarnani, and Lindsay Kurasz of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  September 14, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (July 2011): E. Joe Berger of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  July 15, 2011
   
Volunteers of the Month (June 2011): Mal Serure and Anna Stern of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  June 10, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (May 2011): Alexander Bogdan, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  May 03, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (March 2011): Sylvie Goursaud, White & Case LLP
  March 18, 2011
   
Volunteer of the Month (November 2010): Irwin Slomka, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  November 30, 2010
   
National Pro Bono Week -- Children & Youth
  October 06, 2010
   
Volunteers of the Month (September 2010): Kathleen Clark and Danielle Do of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  September 30, 2010
   
Volunteers of the Month (August 2010): Schwab, Furtado, and Hahn of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  August 31, 2010
   
Volunteers of the Month (July 2010): King Milling and Tal Hacohen, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  July 30, 2010
   
June 2010 Volunteer of the Month
  June 22, 2010
   
April 2010 Volunteer Attorney of the Month
  April 27, 2010
   
 
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  Program Preservation Initiative: Coping with the Economic Downturn
   
Board Talking Points: Furloughs: A Tool for Managing Personnel Expenses
  December 22, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Watching the Dollars
  November 30, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Charging Fees for Program Services
  August 27, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Impact of State Budget Stalemate on New York Nonprofits
  June 29, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Loan Repayment Challenges
  April 27, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Renegotiating Vendor Agreements
  January 20, 2010
   
Board Talking Points: Use of Professional Employer Organizations
  December 23, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Working With Fundraising Professionals
  November 25, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Collaborations
  October 29, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filings (Updated)
  July 28, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Asset Transfers
  June 30, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Mergers and Strategic Alliances
  May 29, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Reductions in Workforce
  April 28, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Refinancing
  March 26, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Assigning or Subletting Your Organization's Space
  February 26, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Rollback Employee Benefits
  January 22, 2009
   
Board Talking Points: Real Estate Tax Exemption for Nonprofit Organizations
  December 23, 2008
   
Board Asserts Fiscal Oversight Responsibility
  October 22, 2008
   
 
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  Urban Health
   
Lawyers Alliance Launches Urban Health Program
  November 15, 2013
   
New York Public Health Law Section 18
  June 20, 2011
   
Social Security Number Protection Law
  March 11, 2009