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Michigan Society of Association Executives’ The Update Publishes Jeff Tenenbaum’s New Article, “Unrelated Business Income Tax: A Comprehensive Overview for Nonprofits”

The Michigan Society of Association Executives’ The Update published TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum’s new article, “Unrelated Business Income Tax: A Comprehensive Overview for Nonprofits,” in its January 20, 2022 edition.

Tenenbaum Law Group Promotes Nisha Thakker to Partner

The Tenenbaum Law Group (TLG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nisha Thakker to Partner, effective January 1, 2022. A co-founder of the firm two years ago with Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum, Nisha has been an integral part of TLG since its inception and is an extremely accomplished nonprofit attorney on whom so many of the firm’s clients rely for regular legal advice and counsel. Founded on January 1, 2020 by Jeff and Nisha, TLG is a nationally recognized, Washington, DC-based, three-attorney boutique law firm focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, with approximately 500 clients across the United States. The firm’s client base is composed principally of nonprofit organizations – such as trade and professional associations, charities, international NGOs, arts and cultural institutions, think tanks, health care entities, foundations, and the like – as well as select companies and executives that work with or provide services to nonprofits.

New Meeting Contracts for a New Era

Tenenbaum Law Group’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum and Counsel Nisha Thakker are quoted extensively in this article in ASAE’s Associations Now about the fact that after trade and professional associations experienced costly event-cancellation penalties due to the pandemic, many are looking at their meeting contracts differently and incorporating new provisions when possible. Tenenbaum and Thakker offer numerous practical tips to associations in connection with the negotiation of their meeting contracts.

Associations Now

Protect Your Events: Four Post-Pandemic Contract Considerations

Following TLG Counsel Nisha Thakker’s October 26, 2021 presentation at the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives’ 2021 Annual Summit, Impact Association Management CEO and Founder Jodi Fisher published a blog entry about her takeaways from Nisha’s discussion of meeting contract considerations during and beyond COVID-19. “Though it’s not always the most thrilling topic, she did a great job keeping us engaged, throwing in some good humor, and giving us some really solid material,” said Fisher. “Contract clauses, supply and demand, and meeting planning have changed fairly significantly since the pandemic hit us, and as meeting professionals, we have to stay on top of these trends in order to protect our clients’ events. There were many, many takeaways, but here were a few that really stuck out to me,” said Fisher, as she went on to describe her four key takeaways.

Tenenbaum Law Group One of Only Six Law Firms to Receive 2022 Tier 1 Washington, DC Designation by Best Law Firms/U.S. News & World Report for Nonprofit/Charities Law

Tenenbaum Law Group is very proud to have once again been awarded – in its second year of existence – the (top) Tier 1 designation in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for Nonprofit/Charities Law for 2022 by Best Law Firms/U.S. News & World Report. The firm is one of only six law firms in the region to have been granted this distinguished 2022 honor in Tier 1 (there were 11 total firms in the three tiers combined) – and the only boutique firm among the six. In addition, TLG’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was, once again, awarded the Best Lawyers designation for 2022 for Nonprofit/Charities Law nationally by Best Law Firms/U.S. News & World Report, an honor he has received every year since 2012. Comments from a number of the firm’s clients can be found here.

ABA's Business Law Today Publishes Jeff Tenenbaum’s New Article, “Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT): A Comprehensive Overview for Nonprofits”

The American Bar Association’s Business Law Today publishes TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum’s new article, “Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT): A Comprehensive Overview for Nonprofits.” According to the ABA’s LinkedIn post about the article, “Review the basic UBIT rules and examine three key exceptions to UBIT that enable nonprofits to strategically plan to maximize their revenues and minimize their income taxes.”

Business Law Today

Calif. Law Aims to Make Online Giving Safer for Nonprofits and Donors

Tenenbaum Law Group’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is quoted in this article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy about a newly enacted California law that, starting on January 1, 2023, will be regulating online fundraising platforms, imposing significant and multi-faceted new requirements. “Jeff Tenenbaum, a lawyer who focuses on nonprofit legal issues, says the California law will effectively set a nationwide standard for platforms that operate nationally. ‘Effectively, you have to comply with California in order to do any nationwide campaign,’ he says.” “Tenenbaum doesn’t think the law will bring fundraising platforms to a grinding halt but says it will require a change in business practices. ‘These are the kind of things that we generally recommend anyway,’ he says. ‘Now they’re going to be codified into law.’”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

What You Need to Know About Adding a Vaccine Requirement to Your Events

Tenenbaum Law Group’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is quoted extensively in this article in ASAE’s Associations Now about mandatory COVID vaccination policies for association meetings and conferences, requiring proof of vaccination, legally mandated exceptions, state bans on mandating proof of vaccination, and related legal issues.

Associations Now

Pandemic Complicates Contract Talks with Meeting Venues

Tenenbaum Law Group’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum and Counsel Nisha Thakker are quoted in this article in CEO Update about how hotels, convention centers, and other meeting venues are growing less lenient with cancellation and refund policies at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, meaning that associations and other event organizers need to pay particular attention when negotiating force majeure and other contract language. Tenenbaum and Thakker offer up specific advice and recommendations for meeting contract clauses.

CEO Update

Mulling Vaccine Mandates, Travel Advisors Face Legal and Moral Issues

Tenenbaum Law Group’s Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is quoted extensively in this article in The Rosen Report about mandatory COVID vaccinations for clients of travel advisors, requiring proof of vaccination status, disclosure of vaccination status to fellow travelers, and related legal issues.

The Rosen Report

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Jeff is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys, and a highly regarded and frequent author, lecturer, media commentator, and expert witness on nonprofit legal matters. Formerly the longtime chair of one of the country’s largest nonprofit law practices, he is the recipient of numerous distinguished national awards and honors.
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Nisha is an experienced in-house nonprofit attorney and senior-level business partner. Formerly the associate general counsel of a large REALTOR® association in Northern Virginia, she has a broad understanding of nonprofit legal matters as well as business operations, governance, and development.
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Julie is an experienced in-house nonprofit attorney, executive team member, and a former litigator. Previously the in-house general counsel of a North American medical professional association and a civil litigator in private practice, she has extensive experience with a wide array of legal issues facing nonprofits as well as a nuanced understanding of the business and governance issues in the nonprofit space.
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