Sorting through the business of nonprofits, so you can focus on what you do best.

 
Most people do not going into nonprofit work because they want to be experts on all the regulations and legal requirements that affect nonprofit organizations. However, most people do want to make sure that their donors, funders, members, and other stakeholders understand that they are going to be good stewards of their organization's assets. In order to be a good steward, you have to be able to comply with the various requirements imposed by regulators like the Internal Revenue Service and the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, as well as following good business practices.  Contact me to talk about how I can help you with that.
 
 

Emily Robertson, Non Profit Attorney Biography

Emily began working in the nonprofit sector during college, and has not strayed far from it since.  She believes that the nonprofit sector plays an indispensible role in giving a voice to underserved communities.  The combined experience of working both within the nonprofit community and as an advisor to nonprofits has provided her with the ability to understand both the culture within the organization and the particular demands that nonprofits face on a daily basis.  By focusing her entire practice on the nonprofit community, she is able to better advise organizations on the unique issues that affect the sector.   

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Practice Areas

  • Incorporation and initial start-up issues
  • Application for federal tax exempt status
  • Ongoing advice regarding federal tax compliance
  • Compliance around lobbying, advocacy, and political activities
  • Fiscal sponsorship
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Charitable solicitation regulation
  • Governance and best practices
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Mergers and Dissolutions
  • Operational and governance policies
  • Sales tax and property tax exemption issues

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Latest blog post...

Cautionary Tale - Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Duties

A recent decision by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals is raising some eyebrows and hopefully causing some directors and officers of nonprofit corporations to think twice before taking a casual approach to their duties.  The Court in In re: Lemington Home for the Aged upheld a jury verdict that found fifteen former directors jointly and severally liable for $2.25 million dollars for breach of fiduciary duties, and imposed punitive damages of $1 million and $750k against the two former officers. 

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