Representing Churches and other Charitable Religious Organizations

Start Time: 9:00AM
End Time: 12:15PM
Location: Daniel J. McAuliffe CLE Center, 4201 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Bob Brown will be participating in a seminar presented by the State Bar of Arizona in partnership with the Religious Liberty Law Section.


• Top 5 reasons religious organizations are sued
• Deference doctrine
• Why attorneys should not serve as a director of a nonprofit
• How Churches Differ from Other Nonprofits
· Unemployment taxes
· Wage & Hour Rules
· Fair Labor Standards
· Housing Allowance
· Property Taxes
· 990/1023 Filings
• Avoid IRS Traps such as inurement, excess benefits and UBIT
· Severance: Golden Parachute or Boat Anchor?
• Practical take-aways for selecting, recruiting, training, sustaining and removing directors
• Identify traps for fund-raising when crossing state lines Charitable Solicitation laws

Program Chair:
Robert Erven Brown, Gallagher & Kennedy, PA

Monica J. Stern, CPA
Laura Lo Bianco, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP

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