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July 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.:  Nonprofit Organizations Committee Presents “Can Charities Accept Cash or In-Kind Donations From Cannabis-Related Businesses?”

With the growth of the cannabis industry, many charities are being approached to accept cash and in-kind donations from cannabis businesses. This one-hour zoom presentation will discuss whether charities risk their tax exemption if they accept such gifts. Topics to be discussed include whether charities can accept CBD-oil based products, whether charities can offer sponsorships to cannabis-related businesses, and other risks charities should consider before accepting cannabis-related contributions.

Our featured speaker is Andrew Atkin of Rodriguez Horii, Choi & Cafferata LLP. Andrew’s practice concentrates on income and estate tax planning, including charitable giving. He advises exempt organizations on UBIT, self-dealing, and other issues, and represents organizations in IRS controversies.

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

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

July 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.:  BLS Agribusiness Standing Committee Presents “Wine Law: An Introduction”

The wine industry is the subject of intense activity in many legal subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, environmental and land use regulation, trade protectionism, and internet commerce. Representing wineries and other wine industry members requires an understanding of a complex set of federal and state laws that govern how wine is produced, marketed, and sold in the U.S. The breadth of these legal topics can be daunting for anyone entering the industry.

In this Continuing Legal Education webinar, DP&F’s Alcohol Beverage Group Partner John Trinidad provides a basic understanding of some of the key issues that new entrants to the wine industry face. DPF’s IP Group Partner and former Agribusiness Committee Chair (2010), Chris Passarelli, will facilitate the discussion.

Registration is $55.00, additional details may be found here:

July 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.:  Insolvency Law Committee Hosts Webinar On “Recovering Attorney’s Fees In Bankruptcy Court Litigation”

Featuring: Hon. Victoria S. Kaufman, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California

Recent federal cases have changed the recoverability of attorney’s fees in bankruptcy proceedings under California law and the Bankruptcy Code. This program will provide an in-depth discussion of the important decisions regarding the availability of attorney’s fees in litigating issues in bankruptcy court, including contractual attorney’s fees provisions under California law, and an overview of the strategies for both creditors and debtors to pursue and recover attorney’s fees when litigating in bankruptcy court.

Audience questions during the Zoom webinar are welcome and encouraged. We also welcome questions prior to the program, which can be sent to Joseph Boufadel at

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