Business Law

Nonprofit Organizations Committee: Conference Call On December 16

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming presentation:

Using Tax-Exempt Vehicles to Influence Public Policy
December 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Please join the Nonprofit Organizations Committee for a program on the topic: Using Tax-Exempt Vehicles to Influence Public Policy.  This session will briefly summarize federal tax law rules governing lobbying by tax-exempt organizations.  It will focus on lobbying opportunities for Section 501(c)(3) public charities and for Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.  Finally, it will describe the potential benefits of affiliated c3/c4 structures for expanding public policy advocacy.

Mr. Gorovitz’s practice spans the full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt legal issues, with emphasis on political advocacy and nonprofit corporate governance.  Mr. Gorovitz is the former President of Youth Enrichment Strategies and served on the board of an independent school. He is also a member of the California Political Attorneys Association, the tax law section of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.  Mr. Gorovitz has served as Director of the West Coast office of Alliance for Justice; Policy Director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Million Mom March, and the Trauma Foundation.  Mr. Gorovitz has lectured at (among others) U.C. Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, U.C. Hastings School of Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law, and conducted trainings for nonprofit organizations across the country.

*This program has been approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit by the California Community Foundation.  The California Lawyers Association is not the provider of this MCLE credit

Following the presentation, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee will continue our regular meeting with announcements, updates, and discussion topics of interest to nonprofit organization attorneys.

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For more information about the Nonprofit Organizations Committee and its programs, please contact Committee Chair Louis E. Michelson (

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This e-bulletin was written by Louis E. Michelson, Vice-Chair, Programs.

Upcoming meeting dates: 

  • Jan 20, 2022 10 am, The Unique Aspects of Tax Law Affecting Religious Organizations, Myron Steeves
  • Feb 17, 2022 10 am Tania M. Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Charitable Trust Section of the California Attorney General’s Office
  • Mar 17, 2022 10 am, How to Maintain Your Client Trust Account to Efficiently Run Your Practice AND Avoid Bar Discipline (Ethics Credit)
  • Apr 21, 2022 10 am What Charities Should Do Before Fundraising Across State Lines, Lewis Kinard
  • May 19, 2022 10 am
  • Jun 16, 2022 10 am
  • Jul 21, 2022 10 am, Welfare Exemption, Sy Nguyen, Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor

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