Casner & Edwards Attorneys Scott Harshbarger, Anita S. Lichtblau and Sharon C. Lincoln to Speak at Providers’ Council’s 48th Annual Convention & Expo

BOSTON, MA, October 2, 2023 Casner & Edwards partners Scott Harshbarger, Anita S. Lichtblau and Sharon C. Lincoln will speak at the Providers' Council's 48th Annual Convention & Expo on October 2. Their workshop, “Legal and Financial Update and Best Practices,” will cover auditing, accounting and regulatory issues, requirements for nonprofit contractors, including the revised Attorney Generals’ Guide for Board Members of Charitable Organizations and changes in federal tax law for tax-exempt entities. This is the 47th year that the Casner team has presented at this event. 

Harshbarger provides strategic counsel for business ethics, corporate investigations and defense, compliance and risk management, corporate and governance and government regulation. He has had a long and successful public service career as a public defender, civil rights attorney, Middlesex District Attorney and was recognized as a national leader during his term as Massachusetts Attorney General. Harshbarger regularly speaks to state and national business groups, industry and legal associations and college audiences and often appears in the national media and on New England television as a commentator and news analyst.

Lichtblau advises nonprofit organizations on a 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. She specializes in the creation of corporate policies, employment matters and government, and private grants and contracts. Lichtblau is co-chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA) Chapter 180 Working Group, member of the BBA Tax-Exempt Organization Section and member of the Board of Directors of the Rebecca Pomroy Foundation.

Lincoln’s practice focuses on providing clients with strategic advice designed to support and enhance their philanthropic goals. To that end, she assists nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, as well as for-profit social ventures, in connection with a wide range of tax, corporate, transactional and governance matters. Lincoln is licensed in Massachusetts and California and assists clients located on both coasts, also representing them in matters concerning the IRS, the Massachusetts Attorney General and the California Attorney General and Franchise Tax Board. Lincoln is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tax Section, the ABA Tax Section’s State and Local Tax Executive Committee, the Board of Directors of the TEGE Exempt Organizations Council, the California Lawyers Association, the Boston Bar Association Tax-Exempt Organization Steering Committee and the Board of Directors of Farm Sanctuary.

The Providers' Council, formally known as the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., is an association of community-based human services agencies in Massachusetts with more than 220 members. Founded in 1975, the Providers’ Council is the largest human services trade association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the private provider industry.

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