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Nonprofit HUB: 
Issues and Trends 

What are the Greatest Issues, Trends and Strategies 
for Today's N onprofits in Achieving S uccess?   


Nonprofits are important players in every community. They are private and family foundations; universities and colleges; medical centers and clinics; churches, social service organizations; economic development corporations; theaters; museums; and sports leagues. 

Facts:
  • More than 1.8 million organizations in the United States are considered "nonprofit."
  • Some are so large they rival Fortune 500 companies in terms of payroll and impact on the economy. 
  • Others are so small that all the work is performed by volunteers and/or a small staff.
  • The name "nonprofit" itself is misleading because it is not profit - but private benefit that is prohibited.
  • Within the nonprofit collaborative support system, lawyers play a critical role as board members and substantial contributors. 
  • Today's nonprofit demands special expertise and networking for its legal needs.
  • If it is to grow and be self-sustaining, a nonprofit needs an experienced support system of lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and fundraisers who are skilled in handling the challenges facing nonprofits in 2016.

  Did You Know There Are.....?
  • Multiple regulatory bodies that monitor nonprofits including the IRS; Attorney General; Charitable Regulators, local municipalities and licensing bodies. 
  • Transactional nonprofit deals - mergers; acquisitions; sales of assets; corporate divisions; voluntary dissolutions.
  • Real property tax challengers and tax credit opportunities.   
  • Commercial co-venture arrangements and social entrepreneurship.  
  • Best Practices and enterprise risk management controls. 
  • Personnel/employment; benefits; policies; executive compensation, insurance coverage and protection of confidential property.           

A nonprofit's life cycle requires constant capacity assessment and relationship building. We can provide the professional expertise to guide the growth of our clients in a cost effective and highly competent manner. Click here to read more on how we can assist. 

Penina K. Lieber one of Dinsmore Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers®

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce 22 of its attorneys were recently named "Best Lawyers® 2016 "Lawyer of the Year." In each city, one lawyer from each practice area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year." The attorneys received the honor based on reviews by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. 

Penina Lieber is a Partner at  Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where she is a member of the Corporate and Tax Departments. Her practice concentrates on nonprofit and tax-exempt law. She represents a wide variety of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, associations and foundations in matters arising throughout their life cycle.
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