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TLG “Ranked” by the Prestigious U.S. Legal 500 in the 2022 National Not-for-Profit Category – One of Only 19 Law Firms Nationwide and the Only Boutique Firm

Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC has been “ranked” by the prestigious U.S. Legal 500 for 2022 in the national Not-for-Profit category. One of only 19 law firms ranked nationwide and the only boutique firm, this is a highly coveted, distinguished honor. TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is also one of only five members of the U.S. Legal 500 Not-for-Profit Hall of Fame. Details can be found here and here.

Here are excerpts from the published client testimonials:

“This is the most responsive legal firm that I have worked with in my career. They are quick to respond and quick to provide work product. Some firms tend to ramble, but not the Tenenbaum Law Group. They listen to our concerns and provide clear, concise responses.”

“Jeff and Nisha are an incredible team – they get how their work impacts their clients – not just legally, but operationally and financially as well.”

“Jeff Tenenbaum is a leading expert in non-profit law. He is extremely knowledgeable and responsive to client questions and concerns.”

“Jeff Tenenbaum and his team are exceptional partners for associations in their legal and governance needs. Tenenbaum is smart, practical, and easy to work with.”

“TLG is extremely responsive and gets work done quickly. Jeff Tenenbaum has a very practical, real-world approach to solving problems, which makes him a pleasure to work with.”

“Tenenbaum Law Group didn’t miss a beat during COVID-19, despite an increased workload with event cancellation negotiations, PPP loan questions, and Employee Retention Tax credit questions. They provide expertise in the not-for-profit industry and during the last year have provided informed advice regarding a range of issues including COVID-19 specific issues, bylaws, and board governance, filing an Amicus Curiae Brief, and hotel negotiations.”

In addition to other honors and recognitions, in its first year of existence, TLG was awarded the (top) Tier 1 designation in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for Nonprofit/Charities Law for 2021 by Best Law Firms/U.S. News & World Report®, and then again for 2022. The firm is one of only six law firms in the region to have been granted this distinguished Tier 1 honor in 2021 and 2022, and the only boutique firm among them. The unsolicited testimonials received by Best Law Firms/U.S. News & World Report® from the firm’s clients can be read here.

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum Quoted in New York Magazine Article, “Black Lives Matter’s National Organization Opens Its Books. What Do They Reveal?”

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was quoted in the May 20, 2022 issue of New York Magazine in the Magazine’s continuing coverage of the Black Lives Matter national organization: “The extent that the house was used for the personal benefit of those who run the organization raises significant additional legal and tax concerns,” said Jeffrey Tenenbaum, a nonprofit lawyer in Washington, D.C., with nearly three decades of experience. According to 990, Cullors reimbursed the organization $390 for her use of the house. Considering the cost of the property and what would be considered a fair market value for its use, Tenenbaum said, “That only $390 was paid back to the organization for the use of the house for personal benefits seems fairly egregious on its face.” He was also bothered that Cullors served as BLMGNF’s sole board member for the fiscal year. Such an arrangement is permissible under Delaware corporate law, where the organization is incorporated, he said, but it remains “a big red flag to me from an IRS perspective.”

Colorado Society of Association Executives’ Executive Edge Magazine publishes TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum’s Article

The Colorado Society of Association Executives’ Executive Edge Magazine publishes TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum’s article, “Model Liability Waiver for Association Event Attendees.”

TLG Managing Partner Quoted on CEO Update Article about Florida’s Stop WOKE Act and its Potential Impact on Association DEI Staff Trainings

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was quoted in the April 15, 2022 issue of CEO Update:How would the Stop WOKE Act affect associations as employers? Jeffrey Tenenbaum, managing partner at Tenenbaum Law Group, said the law does not seem to force associations to modify their hiring, management or training practices, but the law is vague. ‘Whether or not Florida-based associations’ hiring, management and training practices could be deemed to violate the law may come down to a matter of perception,’ he said in an email. ‘Certain employees/attendees/certificants who are looking for a fight are likely going to believe that the hiring, management and training practices violated one of the outlined principles and seek to litigate when the practices perhaps never, in fact, did so.’ Whether or not such practices actually run afoul of the Florida law, the enhanced risk of private litigation and regulatory enforcement ‘will likely have the effect of affecting certain hiring, management and training practices of associations,’ Tenenbaum said.”

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Tenenbaum Law Group Welcomes Addition of Counsel Susan Hamsher

The Tenenbaum Law Group (TLG) is pleased to announce the addition of Counsel Susan Hamsher to the firm. Resident in the firm’s Washington, DC office, Susan is an attorney with significant experience providing a broad range of legal advice to nonprofit organizations in private practice and in-house at The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest charities. She excels at incorporating complex legal requirements into effective and practical solutions to advance the strategic business objectives of her clients. Susan brings 13 years of law practice to TLG, where she will help to service the firm’s client base of over 500 nonprofit organizations, as well as companies and executives that work with or provide services to nonprofits. Founded on January 1, 2020 by Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum and Partner Nisha Thakker – and now with four attorneys, including Counsels Julie Kulovits and Susan Hamsher – TLG is a nationally recognized, Washington, DC-based boutique law firm focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, with clients across the United States.

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum Quoted in New York Magazine Article, “The BLM Mystery: Where Did the Money Go?”

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was quoted in the January 31, 2022 issue of New York Magazine in an article that explores the “murky finances of Black Lives Matter”: ”I described the activity to Jeffrey Tenenbaum, a nonprofit lawyer in Washington, D.C., with nearly three decades of experience. ‘The transactions at issue certainly raise eyebrows and potential red flags,’ he said, cautioning that he was offering a general assessment of the law in this area and hadn’t reviewed the details of the transactions. He said they could run afoul of state and federal prohibitions on self-dealing and transactions among related parties.”

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum Quoted in Defense Daily on the Legality of Vaccine Mandates at Association Conferences

TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was quoted extensively in a Defense Daily article about the legality of vaccine mandates at association conferences, including an upcoming March 2022 Air Force Association conference in Orlando, Florida. The Air Force Association is a client of TLG’s.

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.

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