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September Program: Ask a Nonprofit Lawyer a Question!

  • 27 Sep 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • DC Bar | 901 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


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FAR is very excited to hold this incredibly informative session at the DC Bar Building! The DC Bar Building has very specific COVID requirements and requires that all guests be vaccinated plus one booster. It is necessary for all guests to upload their vaccination information to the Bar's vaccine tracking app - and easy-peasy to do! 

Please review and take the steps outlined in the DC Bar's document to comply with the DC Bar's COVID Safe Return requirements. 


We are inviting you to come armed with your questions and curiosity as we explore the most pressing legal issues facing nonprofit organizations these days. 

Join Jeff Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner, Tenenbaum Law Group, one of the country’s most experienced and notable nonprofit attorneys, as he welcomes your questions on topics such as mergers, lobbying, UBIT, corporate governance, contracts, employee issues, CEO employment contracts and much more!

Registration will be limited - so don't delay and register today!

This is an opportunity to explore some of the hottest topics in the nonprofit legal world. Jeff is an expert lawyer as well as an expert communicator - he knows how to put the legalese into plain English so everyone will understand. 

Immediately following Jeff's Q&A period, we will have a FAR Happy Hour (free to all FAR members – separate registration required). So the conversations can continue!

In a Q&A-driven format, ask Jeff about topics such as:

  • Federal tax exemption and UBIT
  • Corporate governance, Bylaws, conflicts of interest, and board challenges
  • Discrimination, sexual harassment, and other employment-related risks
  • Vendor, independent contractor, and other contracts
  • Meeting contract cancellation, postponement, and negotiation strategies
  • Mitigating liability risk for in-person meetings and office re-openings
  • Copyright and trademark protection, licensing, and infringement
  • Employees vs. independent contractors
  • Exempt vs. non-exempt employees
  • Nonprofit CEO employment contracts
  • Fundraising regulation and commercial co-ventures
  • Charitable gift agreements and gift restrictions
  • Association antitrust risks
  • Member codes of ethics and codes of conduct
  • Lobbying and political activity regulation
  • Affiliates, subsidiaries, and chapters
  • Mergers and joint ventures

Explore some of the hottest topics and legal risks creating buzz in the nonprofit legal world. Learn the key red flags you need to be able to spot, what you should do when you spot them, and practical tips and suggestions for protecting your nonprofit organization (or your nonprofit clients) and mitigating their risk.

Learning Objectives

•  Identify key legal red flags for nonprofits and what to do when you spot them

• Understand the basics of the most common and pressing areas of nonprofit law

•  Appreciate how to combine mitigating legal risk with practical, effective, and workable   nonprofit management strategies

Presenter: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Managing Partner—Tenenbaum Law Group

Jeff Tenenbaum is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys, and also is an accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on nonprofit legal matters. As Managing Partner of the nationally recognized, Washington, DC-based Tenenbaum Law Group – a four-attorney boutique law firm focused exclusively on the legal needs of nonprofits – Jeff counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting trade and professional associations, charities, and other nonprofits. For 19 years, Jeff practiced law at the Venable law firm and chaired its nonprofit practice for most of that time.
Among numerous other honors and awards, Jeff was the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association's Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award, is one of only five lawyers in the prestigious U.S. Legal 500’s Not-for-Profit "Hall of Fame," and has been ranked as a “Best Lawyer” for Nonprofits/Charities Law by U.S. News & World Report every year since 2012. Jeff is the author of the ASAE-published book, Association Tax Compliance Guide – as well as the award-winning book Quarantine Cocktails – and currently serves as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Trade and Professional Associations Subcommittee and on the ASAE Legal Advisory Council and Public Policy Committee.

Knowledge Level: Overview

Field of Study: Business Law 

Prerequisites: No prerequisite is required

Advanced Preparation: No

CPE Credit: 1


When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Registration opens at 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Where:  DC BAR | 901 4th Street, NW Washington, DC 20001


FAR members, please make sure to log in to the FAR website to receive FAR member registration options. 

This program is approved for CPE and CAE credit.

FAR is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.  For more information regarding refund, complaint, and program cancellation policies, please contact the FAR office at: 1325 G Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or email (hq@far-roundtable.org). There are no refunds or cancellations accepted after January 10, 2020. Field of Study: TBD Program level is basic – update. There are no pre-requisites nor advanced preparation. It is Group-Live delivery method. Sponsor ID: 109395

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