Category Archives: Homeowners Associations & Non-Profits

Dangers of “Deemed Approved” Clauses in Architectural Control Provisions of CC&Rs

  • Feb 14 2013

By Ted J. Schneider, Esq. Many homeowners associations have architectural restrictions to protect the value and desirability of a harmonious and attractive residential community. Such restrictions range from limiting the type of shrub that may be planted within a subdivision, to restricting the type and color of material that may be used to construct a building. These architectural guidelines are generally enforced by an architectural control committee (“ACC”) that is established pursuant to the...

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Charitable Giving

  • Feb 5 2013

By Roy Schneider, Esq. Many people give to charity during their lives, but unfortunately too few Americans take advantage of the benefits of incorporating charitable giving into their estate plans. By planning ahead, you can save on income and estate taxes, provide a meaningful contribution to the charity of your choice, and even guarantee a steady stream of income throughout your lifetime. Those who do plan to leave a gift to charity upon their...

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Exemption Requirements for Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporations

  • Dec 18 2012

By Roy Schneider, Esq. A public benefit corporation is a type of non-profit organization (NPO) dedicated to tax-exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code which covers: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals. Public benefit NPOs may not distribute surplus funds to members, owners, shareholders; rather, these funds must be used to pursue...

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