13 Issues Every CFO Should Know About Association Law

legal By: Monique Valentine

Just about everything an association financial professional does comes with legal ramifications, which is why a strong grounding in the basics of association law is essential to such work. Here are 13 legal issues that CFOs and other financial experts should know about, from contracts to HR to intellectual property and more.

In 2011, I attended my first ever ASAE Annual Meeting, which took place in St. Louis. It was my first Annual Meeting, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I found it to be an excellent source of information to help me be more effective and efficient in my job as chief financial officer (CFO) of a large national trade association. The session I found most useful and relevant to me was titled "A Warp-Speed Review of Everything You Need to Know About Association Law," presented by Jerald A. Jacobs of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, who is ASAE's general counsel....