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I'm getting ready to register a non-profit in the state of

I'm getting ready to register a non-profit in the state of Maryland. I'm working to make sure the vision and mission of the non-profit is protected. In setting up by-laws, I would like to find out if I can have the founder be on the board of directors in a permanent position unless the founder decides to relinquish this position at which point, he/she can appoint someone else in their place.In addition, I would like to find out if I can setup a founder position that has the power to veto a board decision and the power to change a board member is indicated.Lastly, i would like to find out if the founder can be the sole member of the organization

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I am not sure if you can see my prior Qs re: Filing an

I am not sure if you can see my prior Qs re: Filing an ethics complaint against an IL lawyer, but briefly I am a member of a NC registered non-profit professional society. In 2015 the officers and board of the organization went rogue and did a really bad thing; an unlawful thing. An IL lawyer helped them with the effect of defrauding the membership.I have endeavored to file an ethics complaint against the lawyer. But my fellow members want me to drop the complaint because the lawyer has said that he will bill the organization for the time he has to spend dealing with the complaint, which has basically intimidated my colleagues. If find the lawyer's threat to be chilling, and that on its face cannot be ethical.So my Q is what do state bar ethics commissions generally provide for in terms of allowing lawyers to bill complainants, especially the IL bar in particular? Is the lawyer's threat with the effect of chilling a complaint an actionable ethics violation?

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Loren

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I was just researching if it is possible to legally have two

I was just researching if it is possible to legally have two names. One for business and one as a private person. I am setting up a political non-profit, 501 (c) 4, and don't really want just anybody to find my home address so easily.JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: In OregonJA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?Customer: I am in the process of renewing after the first year. I incorporated through legal zoom, who was/is my registered agent. I know that Oregon scans the yearly reports with all the names and addresses, so anybody can click on the info. It is not there yet, but with my renewal they want a bunch of info.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was always hoping to have an easier, shorter Alias as a professional writer and speaker. My legal last name is ***** ***** and foreign anyway.

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P. Simmons

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I am self employed but need to start getting w2s so I can do

I am self employed but need to start getting w2s so I can do certain things in life. I am involved in teaching (private instructor not affiliated with a school, I get paid by my individual students) and have always thought I might start a non-profit. However, I was to direct the non-profit and not ave a board and stuff cause I've seen that be awful for various art galleries I've known. Is there a way to do a non profit and have me be the one who runs it?JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: It is not in existence yet. I live in NYC but might keep my residence in CA if it is helpful. Or I could go NY.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Why do I need to minimize you?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, nothing. Operating as a private music teacher right now (not a non-profit). No business license eitherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I guess not.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a youth football league in the State of Wisconsin

I have a youth football league in the State of Wisconsin which is a 501 (c) (3) organization and I would like to know, how do I report the two equipment grants valued at $300.00 each from USA Football, the autographed baseball from the Chicago Cubs valued at $100.00 and the laser autographed flag from the Chicago Bears valued at $100.00 on my taxes?

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Richard - Bizlaw

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I am on the Board of an HOA, single homes. We have State

I am on the Board of an HOA, single homes. We have State Farm Insurance. they said we are covered for liability for anyone coming into the clubhouse that is not a resident but that means it would go against our insurance and then raise premiums etc.SF will not give us a single person rider for people just coming into give a speech. The person could sue us if they fall. Can we have them sign a non-disclaimer form before they enter if they don't have personal insurance? Does it work?

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P. Simmons

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I am considering starting a nonprofit in the state of New

I am considering starting a nonprofit in the state of New Jersey. My choice is between a membership NP and a non-membership one. We wish to charge annual dues, but we don't wish to grant governing rights to members or at least want to limit governing rights of members. Is it possible to create a non-membership nonprofit that in fact has dues-paying members? And how might the bylaws limit the governing rights of members in a specifically membership nonprofit?

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Richard - Bizlaw

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I run a non-profit that accepts in-kind donations of

I run a non-profit that accepts in-kind donations of intellectual property, digital and business assets (i.e. websites, online platforms, apps, etc). We then secure grants/donations to develop those assets into socially impactful technologies (i.e. FinTech for economic development, EdTech for helping students learn easier, etc).Once we develop a technology, we don't typically have the capacity to run/operate it at a large scale. Is it possible to sell/license that technology exclusively back to the original in-kind donor in exchange for equity in their business or some kind of fee?

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INFOLAWYER

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Juris Doctor.

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In the absence of a procedure to submit motions to a

In the absence of a procedure to submit motions to a membership for bylaw changes, would it be the board of directors who would normally determine a procedure? Non-profit corp.JA: Can you tell me where the nonprofit is registered?Customer: MAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes! The existing bylaws are on file with the state. It is the question of putting forth a motion to change an article to the bylaws that is in question.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Don't think so! Thanks!!

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