Nonprofit Law Update: New Opportunities and New Restrictions in DC and New York

Nonprofit Law Update: New Opportunities and New Restrictions in DC and New York

By: George E. Constantine III

Recent revisions to the nonprofit corporation statutes in New York and the District of Columbia have brought the law into the electronic age but have also created new obligations for associations operating in the two jurisdictions. These organizations should consider whether their structures and operations need to be revised to conform to the new legal landscape.

In recent years, the District of Columbia and the state of New York have substantially revised their laws governing nonprofit corporations. In DC, the revision was a complete overhaul and enactment of a new legal regime. New York's revisions, while substantial, amended but did not replace the existing law....