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Association Benchmarking and Information Exchanges: Understanding and Mitigating the Antitrust Risks

A key activity of many trade and professional associations is the conduct and publication of surveys of statistical and other information regarding the association’s industry or profession. For instance, many associations survey members and oth… Read More
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Legal Duties of Nonprofit Board Members

Nonprofit officers, directors, committee members, and others involved in the nonprofit's governance structure are often unclear as to their roles and responsibilities. Read More
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UBIT and the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Associations Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great financial distress and pressure for countless associations, making the need to maximize revenues even greater. As traditional revenue sources such as conference registration fees, exhibitor fees, membership dues… Read More
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Licensing Your Association’s Logo to Others

Whenever an association permits others to use its logo – be it members, chapters and other affiliated organizations, endorsed vendors, corporate sponsors, or others – it is imperative for the association to put strict conditions and limitations o… Read More
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Limitations on Lobbying Activities: The Rules for 501(c)(3) Organizations

Nonprofit organizations that qualify for federal income tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) have the most favorable tax status, but they also have the most restrictions on government affairs act… Read More
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Mandatory Public Disclosure of the Form 990 and Other IRS Documents: What Tax-Exempt Organizations Need to Know

In general, tax-exempt organizations must make available for public inspection certain annual information and tax returns and applications for recognition of federal tax exemption, and must provide copies of such returns and applications to individua… Read More
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Model Liability Waiver for Association Event Attendees

Should our association require all attendees to agree to a liability release and waiver (“waiver”) as a condition of attendance, assuming the risk of attendance and agreeing not to hold our association liable if the attendee contracts the novel c… Read More
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Mitigating Nonprofit Liability Risk from Workplace Reopenings in the Midst of COVID-19

In an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic – and to comply with state and local governmental stay-at-home orders – virtually all nonprofits across the country closed their offices in March and required their employees to work remotely. Now, as… Read More
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Top Ten Legal Q&A for Association Events in the COVID-19 Era: Strategies for an Evolving Landscape

As associations begin to contemplate and plan in-person meetings and conferences (“meetings”) – at the same time that they continue to hold and plan virtual ones – there is no shortage of legal considerations to take into account. While by no… Read More
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Liability Waivers for Association Meeting Attendees in the Era of COVID-19

As we begin to contemplate and plan in-person meetings and conferences, should our association require all attendees to agree to a liability release and waiver (“waiver”) as a condition of attendance, assuming the risk of attendance and agreeing… Read More
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