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Three Casner & Edwards Attorneys Presented at the 2017 Providers’ Council Convention & Expo “We’re All In"


Casner & Edwards attorneys Scott Harshbarger, Anita S. Lichtblau and Sharon C. Lincoln presented “Staying on Top of the Latest Nonprofit Financial and Legal Hot Topics” at the Providers' Council's 42nd Annual Convention & Expo: We're All In, September 25, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. The conference was organized by the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., a statewide association of health and human service agencies.

The presentation addressed updates in key areas, including: choosing the right type of affiliation relationship and related structuring issues; update on revisions to standards for nonprofit financial reporting; cybersecurity and IT risks; top board governance issues; and sexual abuse investigations.

Harshbarger is Senior Counsel in Casner & Edwards’ Litigation and Nonprofit departments. He specializes in providing strategic counsel for corporate investigations and defense, business ethics, compliance and risk management, corporate and governance, and government regulation. His distinguished career includes positions in major public office, nonprofit executive management, private legal counsel and numerous board directorships.

Lichtblau is a member of Casner & Edwards’ Nonprofit Practice Group where she advises nonprofit organizations on wide variety of legal issues, including formation of organizations and application for tax-exempt status, maintenance of tax-exempt status, governance, lobbying and political activity, creation of corporate policies, employment matters, and government and private grants and contracts. Lichtblau is co-chair of the Tax-Exempt Organization Section of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and a member of the Section’s Steering Committee and Chapter 180 Working Group.

Lincoln is a member of Casner & Edwards’ Nonprofit Practice Group where she advises nonprofit entities on the wide range of issues related to their tax-exempt status, including formation, funding, governance, regulatory compliance, restructuring, international grant making, lobbying, unrelated business income, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, she assists clients in matters directly involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, including audits, appeals and ruling requests. Lincoln is co-chair of the Policy Committee of the Tax-Exempt Organization Section of the BBA and a member of the Section’s Chapter 180 Working Group and Steering Committee.

The Providers' Council's Annual Convention & Expo is the largest gathering of human service professionals in New England and offers attendees an enriching day full of learning at informative workshops, celebrating accomplishments and the great work of many in the field, networking with more than 1,000 peers from across the Commonwealth, and finding new opportunities and savings from nearly 80 expo vendors.

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