Drafting Nonprofit Bylaws: Protecting Your Organization

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Attorneys can expect to learn general information on nonprofit entities and general information on what bylaws are and what they do for a corporation. Attorneys will learn the differences between nonprofit bylaws and corporation bylaws, including the essential components and important clauses of nonprofit bylaws and other things to consider (tax) when drafting nonprofit bylaws.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What is a nonprofit?
•   How are nonprofit bylaws different from other corporation bylaws?
•   Components of nonprofit bylaws
•   Tax considerations
•   Drafting considerations and best practices

Date / Time: September 24, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: December 5, 2018

Elizabeth Fernandez, Esq. is the Senior Trusts & Estates Associate at EPGD Trusts & Estates. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Florida International University, and is a Lifetime Member of the FIU Alumni Association. Elizabeth earned her Juris Doctor with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law. While at St. Thomas, she was the President of the St. Thomas University Chapter of the Cuban American Bar Association and briefly served as Executive Vice President of the St. Thomas University Trial Team. Elizabeth received the CALI Book Award for Administrative law and earned Dean’s List distinctions several times. Before joining EPGD Law, Mrs. Fernandez interned at the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office, where she assisted in civil litigation matters, and the CABA Pro Bono Project.

Elizabeth is involved in the following professional associations:
• Dade County Bar Association
• South Miami Kendall Bar Association
• Cuban American Bar Association

Elizabeth is fluent in Spanish and is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys attending sporting events and concerts, and spending time with her family

Elizabeth focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, and Advanced Directives.

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Section I: General Background Information
a) Nonprofits and what they do
b) The function of bylaws

Section II: Bylaws for nonprofits v. corporations
a) The major differences between bylaws for nonprofits and bylaws for corporations
b) Essential components of bylaws for nonprofits
c) Important clauses that may be necessary for nonprofit bylaws

Section III: Other considerations to keep in mind
a) Analyze the unique tax considerations for nonprofits
b) Other considerations for nonprofits
c) The best practices in drafting nonprofit bylaws