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Non-Profit Incorporation and Tax Exemption Workshop (Continuing Legal Education)

December 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Non-Profit Workspace

This workshop provides valuable information about starting a non-profit organization.
State issues to be covered include articles of incorporation, bylaws, and the first organization meeting. Federal issues include the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and corresponding regulations, application for employer identification number, IRS disclosure rules, unrelated business taxable income, charitable contributions, and restrictions on lobbying.

This workshop will also touch on the legal and ethical duties for board members; donor requirements; the new Form 990; intellectual property issues specific to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations; insurance; and employment issues. The Fiscal Sponsorship model will be addressed as an alternative to forming a non-profit organization.

This class is for artists, attorneys, arts professionals and whoever would like to start a non-profit arts organization.

This class will be taught by Amy A. Lehman, Esq., VLA Director of Legal Services.

This program is funded in part by The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation Non-Profit Assistance Program.

3 Continuing Legal Education credits available for attorneys.
2 Professional Practice and 1 Skills (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys)

Monday, December 17, 2018, 2 – 5 PM

VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street, NY, NY 10022



$75 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$75 Artists Over Sixty
$100 Arts Professional VLA Member
$150 Arts Professional Non-Member
$225 Legal Professional VLA Member
$275 Legal Professional Non-Member
(Additional individuals from the same start-up organization may register for an additional $50 each)

To register by phone or email, please contact 212.319.2787 x Ext. 10 or

Scholarships are available for artists and CLE scholarships are available for attorneys. For more information and how to apply, please review our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

VLA requires all applicants seeking Nonprofit Incorporation and Tax Exempt Status services through VLA to attend one of these workshops before a volunteer attorney can be assigned to them.

All registration fees are non-refundable. Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.


December 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class


VLA Auditorium
1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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(212) 319 - 2787
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