Non Profit Corporations 101
This program is a recording of the Live Seminar held on February 10, 2021.
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Many attorneys are approached by non-profits to serve on a board, or have clients in other matters that serve on a nonprofit board that turn to them for advice even when nonprofit organizations are not the attorney’s area of concentration or practice.
This CLE will provide attorneys with a basic understanding of the legal landscape that apply to non-profit organizations. It will explore choice of form/entity issues, obtaining tax exempt status, governance matters such as fiduciary duties of directors, board committees and board policies, required bylaws provisions, and record keeping. The course will also highlight prohibited activities, the regulation of fundraising and registration and reporting requirements, the role of the Attorney General and end of life issues, among other matters.
Hugh Jones, Ashford & Wriston, LPP
Hugh R. Jones joined the Ashford & Wriston firm as Counsel in September 2020. Mr. Jones has practiced law in Hawaii for 32 years, both in private practice, government service, and inside the nonprofit sector.
Mr. Jones’ practice concentrates on the federal and state regulation of public charities and private foundations and their governance, the regulation of charitable solicitation and charitable registration matters, trust administration, Hawaii State taxation, and government affairs.
As a Senior Deputy Attorney General, Mr. Jones supervised the Hawaii Attorney General’s Tax & Charities Division for over a decade and created and launched a successful charitable enforcement unit in the wake of the Bishop Estate controversy of the 1990s, including necessary enabling legislation and online registration and reporting systems. While at the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Jones was also involved in many high profile Hawaii cases including the taxation of Online Travel Companies, the Bishop Estate Civil Litigation Team, “Operation False Charity,” public access to police misconduct, and other controversial matters.
Immediately prior to joining Ashford & Wriston, Mr. Jones was the first In-House Counsel for the University of Hawaii Foundation and its Board of Trustees. Mr. Jones has also been a visiting professor of law at the William S. Richardson School of law, teaching the Nonprofit Organization’s Law course several time.
Duration: approximately 1.5 hours
Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1.5 CLE Credits.
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