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This section contains a broad spectrum of resources that enable you to learn more about the attorneys of Adler & Colvin and the practice areas in which they specialize. You'll find a list of attorney-authored articles on issues related to each practice area, as well as links to other Web sites and organizations.

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Access a listing of resources of interest to nonprofit organizations and their donors. They include publications, frequently asked questions, document library, and useful links for more information.

Upcoming Seminars

September 8-10, 2016: ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

David Levitt participates on a panel called Chan Zuckerberg & Friends: Using Philanthrocapitalism to Accomplish Charitable Goals: Will Foundations Become an Endangered Species?
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September 16-18, 2016: California Political Attorneys Association Annual Retreat, Las Vegas, NV

David Levitt and Eric Gorovitz present Why Tax Status Matters and What to Do About It: 501(c)(4), 527, and other options
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September 17, 2016: Public Health Law Conference, Washington, D.C.

Eric Gorovitz presents Advocacy IS Intervention: Fighting for Relevance in Public Policy
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September 28, 2016: Exponent Philanthropy 2016 National Conference, Chicago, IL

Ingrid Mittermaier presents Self-Dealing and Conflicts of Interest
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September 30, 2016: American Bar Association - Exempt Organizations Fall Meeting, Boston, MA

Ingrid Mittermaier moderates Using Non-c3 Vehicles to Accomplish Philanthopic Objectives
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Client Alert

On June 30, 2011, Adler & Colvin added a Client Alert regarding the Internal Revenue Service list of exempt organizations that have automatically lost their exempt status because they failed to file annual information returns for three consecutive years. For more information, including how to confirm whether an organization is on the list and how to have an organization's exempt status reinstated, please click here.

On May 12, 2011, Adler & Colvin added a Client Alert regarding gift tax enforcement on payments to 501(c)(4) exempt organizations. Based on information shared at the May 6, 2011, meeting of the ABA Exempt Organizations Committee, it appeared that the Internal Revenue Service was pursuing some individual donors for failure to report and pay gift tax on payments to Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations. For background on this topic, please click here. On July 7, 2011, the IRS announced that it would no longer pursue 501(c)(4) donors for gift tax and would coordinate with its Chief Counsel to determine whether further guidance is needed. Any future enforcement would be prospective only after notice to the public. See,,id=241592,00.html

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