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Maintaining Your Chapter’s Tax-Exempt Status and Should We Incorporate?

Presented by Paula Goedert, ESQ, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

One of the most challenging situations faced by Boards and staff of non-profit organizations is the legal and tax aspects of Chapter Organization and Management. This webinar provides chapters with an overview of the benefits offered by obtaining and maintaining corporate status and the need to obtain and maintain tax exemption status.

Learning Objectives

  • Benefits of obtaining and maintaining corporate status. 
  • Benefits of obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status. 
  • Filing IRS federal income tax returns (US Only) 

About Paula Goedert

Paula Goedert is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP where she chairs the Associations and Foundations Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on the representation of non-profit organizations, including professional societies, trade associations, public charities and private foundations. Ms. Goedert serves as general or lead counsel for many national associations including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Bank Administration Institute, the National PTA and the American Library Association. 

Ms. Goedert was listed as a 2014 Leading Lawyer in Association and Non-Profit Law by Leading Lawyers Network and since 2007 has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Non-Profit/Charities. She has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer® in the practice areas of Non-Profit, Business/Corporate and Tax and was the recipient of the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award from Association Forum. 

Ms. Goedert earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Mundelein College and her J.D. magna cum laude from Northwestern University where she was named to the Order of the Coif and served as special projects editor for the Northwestern Law Review. She is admitted to practice in the state of Illinois and Washington, D.C.

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