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Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations

Formation - operation - compliance

932 pages in 2 volumes (printed book)
5th Edition 2016
© 2016 MCLE, Inc.
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Product Description

Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations offers practical insights on the numerous legal and operational issues affecting nonprofits today. Features include an overview of federal and state compliance issues ranging from formation, registration and organizational considerations to operational, tax and financial reporting strategies. Lawyers who advise nonprofits on organization, operations, board liability, political activity, tax exemptions, and accounting issues find this book indispensable to their practices.

Recent updates:

  • Update: December 2016

    Dear Subscriber:

    Thank you for choosing to keep your volumes of Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations up to date with this fifth edition (2016). Inside, you will find updated information on such topics as the following:

    • Form 1023-EZ—See Chapter 2 for practice pointers on changes to Form 1023-EZ.
    • Duties and Responsibilities of Directors and Officers—See Chapter 5 for comments about the 2014 case (currently on appeal) brought by Harvard students against Harvard Corporation, regarding breach of duty in the school's investment in fossil fuels.
    • Excise Tax—See Exhibit 10B in Chapter 10 for the revised Form 4720.
    • "Charitable" Status—See Chapter 12 for discussion of the new habitat test relative to "charitable" status, as enunciated in a 2014 case, including a clarification of "additional factors".
    • Medicare—Chapter 15 features an extensive, practice-oriented discussion of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) increases through 2019, and other pertinent topics.

    We hope that this update will be useful in your practice and valuable in keeping your law library current.


    Maryanne G. Jensen, Esq., MCLE Director of Publications

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1 - Choice of Entity and Incorporation (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 2 - Filing and Reporting Requirements (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 3 - Qualifying for Tax Exemption (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 4 - Preparing IRS Forms 1023, 1023-EZ, and 1024 (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 5 - Duties and Liabilities of Directors and Officers (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 6 - Limiting Liability and Risk of Directors and Officers (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 7 - Board Function and Composition—Practical Considerations (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 8 - Employment Law and Employee Benefits (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 9 - Regulation of Public Charities and Fundraising (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 10 - Limitations on Lobbying and Political Activities (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 11 - Unrelated Business Income (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 12 - Property Tax Exemptions (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 13 - Tax-Exempt Financing (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 14 - Reorganizations and Dissolutions (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 15 - Special Issues for Health-Care Nonprofits (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 16 - Administering a Private Foundation (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 17 - Management of Endowment and Institutional Funds (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 18 - Nonprofits in Trouble: Receiverships and Bankruptcy (Buy Chapter)
Chapter 19 - Conversion from Nonprofit to For-Profit Status (Buy Chapter)
Appendix - Reference Materials for Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations (Buy Chapter)



Martha J. Frahm, Esq., Goulston & Storrs, PC, Boston
Roy W. Gillig, Esq., Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, PC, Boston
Patrick F. Healy, Esq., McDermott Will & Emery, Boston
Nathan McConarty, Esq., Hemenway & Barnes LLP, Boston
Sarah Marjorie Roscioli, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP, Boston
Richard A. Sugarman, Esq., Boston Medical Center, Boston
Raquel Eve Swartz, Esq., Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston



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