FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2015
Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP TO HOST SEMINAR: THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS – TODAY’S REQUIREMENTS OF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT BOARD MEMBER
Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP, a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence, will host a board governance seminar titled “This Is Not Your Father’s Board of Directors – Today’s Requirements of a Not-For-Profit Board Member.” The seminar will be held at the new Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER, 95 Main Street, Buffalo, New York, 14203, on Thursday October 1, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Phillips Lytle partners Frederick G. Attea, Sharon Prise Azurin, Kelly E. Marks and keynote speaker James G. Sheehan, Chief of the State of New York Charities Bureau, will review the latest regulatory developments in not-for-profit organization governance. The panel will discuss the role of directors in not-for-profit governance, their fiduciary duties and obligations, and New York State Attorney General oversight. The program will provide volunteer directors with guidance on the development and implementation of compliance programs, director indemnification and other mechanisms that may help protect directors from liability.
The seminar will also provide an update on New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act, including problems encountered, efforts to amend and guidance promulgated by the Charities Bureau.