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Clarify the duties of attorneys to the nonprofit boards and to the legal profession.
Identify key risks and explore their remedies, including insurance and indemnification provisions.
Prevent loss of independence and avoid role confusion.
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Conflicts of Interest
Loss of Independence
Attorney-Client Privilege Risks
Liability Exposure: Standard of Care, Vicarious Liability
Jennifer L Urban is the founder of Legal for Good PLLC, and devotes herself to representing charitable and nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota and Ohio. Ms. Urban routinely assists charitable organizations and individual donors with a variety of matters, including crisis management; fiscal sponsorship; nonprofit formation; 501(c) tax exemption; merger, consolidation, and dissolution; nonprofit consulting, training, and best practices; grant compliance and financial management; property tax exemption; sales tax exemption; nonprofit-related litigation; charitable solicitation and professional fundraising; government compliance and regulatory issues; and document review and creation. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. After graduation, Ms. Urban served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peggy L. Bryant, 10th District Court of Appeals for the state of Ohio. Before transitioning to private practice, she served four years as an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Ohio Attorney General in the Charitable Law Division. She enjoys speaking at legal education seminars, directing the nonprofit law clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and being a member of numerous prominent local legal organizations.
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