Committee Program

Friday, January 29, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Advanced Topics in Not-for-Profit Real Property Matters

The RPLS Committee on Not-for-Profit Entities and Concerns and the BLS Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee are co-sponsoring a program on the topics not-for-profits need to know after the events of 2020.

Key Highlights and Takeaways
The program will address opportunities in difficult times, including mergers, acquisitions, combinations, bankruptcies and other solutions to distress; the rules governing prudent use of endowment funds; undertaking initiatives in equity, diversity and inclusion; and whistleblower policies. You will learn how to issue spot and guide your not-for-profit clients through difficult conversations and situations, and assist them in making a lasting impact.

 

 

Chairs

Section Chair

Ira S. Goldenberg, Esq.
Goldenberg & Selker, LLP, White Plains, NY

Program Co-Chairs and Committee Co-Chairs

Emanuela D’Ambrogio, Esq.
Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY
Susan E. Golden, Esq.
Venable LLP, New York, NY

 

Event Sponsors

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Friday, January 29, 2021

3.0 MCLE Credits- 2.0 Areas of Professional Practice, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

This program is transitional and is suitable for all attorneys including those newly admitted

 

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Speakers

Emanuela D’Ambrogio, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY
Susan E. Golden, Esq. | Venable LLP, New York, NY

 

9:05 AM – 10:00 AM

Nonprofit Opportunities in Difficult Times: Understanding Mergers, Acquisitions, Combinations, Bankruptcies and Other Solutions to Distress

This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities that economic downturns create for nonprofits, and how court and consensual solutions (bankruptcy, assignments for benefit of creditors, asset sales and mergers, partnerships and contractual arrangements) play out from a tax, corporate, real estate, regulatory, governance and litigation perspective. We will speak about some examples of actual projects, explore the legal framework, and try to meet the informational needs of the initiated and uninitiated.

Speakers

James M. Carolan, Esq. | Steptoe & Johnson LLP, New York, NY
Elinor Ramsey, Esq. | Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C.
Jeffrey M. Reisner, Esq. | Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY
Joshua Taylor, Esq. | Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C.

1.0 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

 

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Break

 

10:10 AM – 10:35 AM

Use of  Endowment Funds 

This presentation will cover New York’s rules regarding use of endowment funds under the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, including the 8-factor analysis required for spending and the implications of the presumption of imprudence.

Speaker

David A. Shevlin, Esq. | Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP,  New York, NY

0.5 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice

 

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM

Implementing Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at Not-for-Profit Organizations

This panel discussion will provide guidance to lawyers on how to advise not-for-profit clients regarding implementation of a diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, including how to set goals, identify stakeholders, review systems, structures and policies affecting outcomes, evaluate and minimize risks, and measure outcomes.

Speakers

Allison B. Gotfried, Esq. | Venable LLP, New York, NY
Tracy Richelle High, Esq. | Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, NY
Margaret Surowka, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY

Moderators

Emanuela D’Ambrogio, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY
Susan E. Golden, Esq. | Venable LLP, New York, NY

1.0 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias 

 

11:25 AM – 11:35 AM

Break

 

11:35 AM – 12:00 PM

Whistleblower Policies

This presentation will explain the critical elements of whistleblower policies, now required for New York not-for-profits with 20 or more employees and revenues more than $1 million.

Speaker

Margaret Surowka, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP, Syracuse, NY

0.5 Credit in Areas of Professional Practice 

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before 12/31/20)

$119: Section Member | $149: NYSBA Member | $269: Non-NYSBA Member

REGULAR REGISTRATION (1/1/21 and after)

$159: Section Member | $199: NYSBA Member | $359: Non-NYSBA Member

IMPORTANT: For those of you that wish to attend multiple Section or Committee programs, we are extending a discount of 25% off the pricing of 2 or more programs, however you must contact our MRC Department directly and register over the phone.


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