Patterson Belknap to Present at University of Texas’ School of Law 40th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute

January 19, 2023
The University of Texas School of Law

Managing Partner Dahlia Doumar, and Counsel Susan Vignola and Justin Zaremby will be presenting at the University of Texas School of Law's 40th Annual Non Profit Organizations Institute being held on January 19-January 20, 2023. The Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. 

Susan Vignola will be speaking on a panel titled "What is an 'Effective' Private Foundation in 2023?" on January 19 from 10:50am-11:35am. The panel will provide insight into the important role of legal counsel in assisting private foundations in implementing policies and procedures to promote resilience and nimbleness while maintaining compliance. This session will explore risk-based approaches to governance, grantmaking, advocacy and relationships with other philanthropic structures. The panelists will also consider how to asses private foundation effectiveness in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the national reckoning with systemic racial injustice, extreme climate events and other developments since 2020.

Dahlia Doumar will be speaking on a panel titled "Compensation in the Context of Section 4958 and 4960" on January 20 from 10:20am-11:05am. The panel will review the nuances of Section 4960 and 4958 excess benefit rules, and discuss how exempt organizations can minimize potential liability for excessive compensation and excess benefit excise taxes, as the IRS prepares to launch its Section 4960 excessive compensation enforcement project.

Justin Zaremby will be speaking on a panel titled "Social Media Do’s & Don’ts" on January 20 from 11:10am-11:55am. The panel will discuss the important role that social media plays in the nonprofit sector in advancing mission and development offers. Topics will include the various traps that social media may pose for the unwary, as well as operational and tax related issues relating to the use of social media, including with respect to political campaign activities, lobbying, and human resources.

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