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ZACHARY KESTER is executive director and managing attorney with Charitable Allies. He speaks and publishes regularly regarding the unique needs of charities. Topics include identifying effective outcome measures, governance, board liability, human resources for small nonprofits and property tax exemption issues, among many others. He serves on the boards of directors of Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Indiana's professional association of grantmakers; and Ascent 121, a leading anti-human trafficking organization based in Indianapolis. Mr. Kester was also one of twenty statewide recipients of the 2018 Leadership in Law Award from the Indiana Lawyer, and the only in the field of tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Kester has an LL.M. (Master of Laws) degree, concentrating on the special needs of tax-exempt organizations, and has practiced law primarily for charities, focusing on organizational and compliance services. He has also earned a CFRM (certificate in fundraising management) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In addition, Mr. Kester has also been named a practitioner-in-residence at the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
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 The 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.
DANIEL S. WELYTOK is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., where he assists clients with tax issues, acquisitions and divestments, capital structuring, financing, corporate governance, information technology, licensing and distribution, regulatory and compliance issues, labor and employee benefits matters, and dispute resolution. He serves as chair of the firm’s Opinion Review Committee. Mr. Welytok was appointed in 2018 by the U.S. Department of Treasury to serve on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and has served on the American Bar Association’s Advisory Committee, articles editor for The Tax Lawyer and chair of the ABA Tax Law Committee, Young Lawyers Division. He is also a past member of the State Bar of Wisconsin Tax Section Board of Directors and past chair of the TE/GE Council for the Great Lakes Area liaison with the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Welytok is an Editorial Board member and on the editorial staff of the TAXFAX column of The Cooperative Accountant. He has been the author of and edited various tax and law-related books, including the 2018 National Income Tax Workbook, Nonprofit Law & Governance for Dummies, Sarbanes-Oxley for Dummies and The Wisconsin Guide to Nonprofits. Mr. Welytok received his B.B.A. degree, cum laude, from University of Wisconsin; his J.D. degree from University of Wisconsin; and his LL.M.degree, with distinction, from DePaul University.