Not-for-Profit and Education

Helping You Follow Your Path

Serving the not-for-profit sector connects Tarter Krinsky & Drogin to the greater community. We take pride in our strong ties to significant institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin serves as general counsel to many colleges, foundations, supporting organizations, religious institutions, charities and related entities. Our clients include: higher education foundations; independent, nationally recognized colleges and universities; and private preparatory and post-secondary institutions. Our legal team provides support for day-to-day management and operational issues as well as litigation, regulatory matters and organizational changes.

Operational Matters
TKD professionals are experienced in serving the special needs of charitable organizations and can assist management through numerous operational matters, including conflicts of interest, procedures and regulatory compliance.

TKD attorneys assist clients in understanding the requirements of the Internal Revenue Service code for tax-exempt status. Our attorneys advise on federal tax issues such as filing for 501(c)(3) status and identifying what constitutes unrelated business income, state pecuniary benefit rules and reporting, and the special rules pertaining to local real estate tax exemption for not-for-profits. TKD has working relationships with state agencies that deal with not-for-profit institutions.

Our attorneys have successfully represented not-for-profit clients before federal and state courts on various employment law issues. Tax-exempt organizations are subject to unique compensation and benefits rules, and we help clients navigate this legal environment.

The firm has successfully represented clients before state and federal agencies such as the New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We also defend local and regional religious entities against tort liability claims.

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Dougherty, Anthony D. Partner and Chair of Corporate Investigations Practice and Co-Chair of Reputation Management Practice Partner and Chair of Corporate Investigations Practice and Co-Chair of Reputation Management Practice 212.216.8099 VCard
Roth, Linda Singer Partner Partner 212.216.8026 VCard
Steer, Richard L. Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice Partner and Chair of Employment Practices Liability Insurance Practice 212.216.8070 VCard
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    With New York’s recent enactment of the Child Victims Act, the legal landscape surrounding claims of sexual abuse in the civil and criminal contexts has been substantially changed. Given the broad and sweeping impact of the Child Victims Act, it is critically important that public and private institutions familiarize themselves with the law and understand the new rules. In this alert, we explore a few of the major aspects of the Child Victims Act and highlight several of the actions that institutions should take to limit potential liability.

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