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Nonprofit 102 – Free Seminar:  March 26, 2019 Do you server as a member of a nonprofit board? Registration Required: Join us for a free seminar designed for anyone who serves as an officer or member of the board of directors of a nonprofit organization or soliciting charitable contributions. Presenters:  Gary Schuster, Partner., and Kara…

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Nonprofit 101 – Free Seminar:  November 7, 2018 Do you server as a member of a nonprofit board? Registration Required: Join us for a free seminar designed for anyone who serves as an officer or member of the board of directors of a nonprofit organization or soliciting charitable contributions. Presenters:  Gary Schuster, Partner., and Kara…

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Not-For-Profits 101             Perhaps your child plays a sport and you wish to serve on the board of directors for the youth sports organization.  Or, you are involved in your church and serve on a charitable entity created by your church community.  Perhaps you serve on the board of directors of your child’s nursery school,…

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Handling Conflicts of Interests And Related Party Transactions While Serving On The Board of a Not-For-Profit Corporation Many community-minded people serve on the board of directors of not-for-profit entities.  Although motivated by a desire to serve their community in a volunteer capacity, such board members may suddenly find themselves confronted with a conflict of interest,…

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Should New York Restrict Restrictive Covenants?    Recent news about Crystal Run Healthcare suing Orange Regional Medical Center, for hiring one of their former doctors, raises the issue of the use of restrictive covenants in employment contracts. News reports say the doctor’s employment agreement with Crystal Run prohibits her from practicing medicine within 15 miles…

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The Duties of Not-for-Profit Directors  Not-for-profit organizations come in all shapes and sizes.[1]  From large universities and medical centers to tiny arts organizations and sports leagues, they are all subject to the same laws and regulations. At the federal level, the Internal Revenue Code provides exemption from income tax to a wide range of organizations. …

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New Tax Law Affects Nonprofits The new tax law is quite lengthy and will require some time to review and analyze. However, the following provisions have been identified as having an effect on public charities. Increased standard deduction.  The standard deduction is increased to $24,000 for married individuals filing jointly, $18,000 for head-of-household, and $12,000…

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Tax Law Changes Will Seriously Impact Nonprofits and the Rest of Us Last week I attended the annual board retreat of NYCON, the New York Council of Nonprofits. There was considerable discussion of the pending tax bill in Congress. According to New York State Comptroller DiNapoli, federal spending in New York during 2016 included $55…

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Buy/Sell Agreement:  A Royal Scam? T     Gary Schuster is a Partner with the firm and practices Arts & Entertainment and Business Law. He can be reached by phone at 866-303-9595 toll free or 845-764-9656 and by email.

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HOUSING IS INFRASTRUCTURE  Recently I attended two great events sponsored by two great organizations, each doing a remarkable job at making the Hudson Valley a better place to live.  First was an afternoon event sponsored by the Orange County Partnership discussing and providing an update on their efforts to attract new businesses and retain and…

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