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Kimberly Pray

Protect Your Tax-Exempt Status and Avoid Personal Liability: A Guide for Boards of Directors Considering Compensation of Nonprofit Executives and Other Insiders

Nonprofit organizations need to make special considerations when determining fair and reasonable compensation for nonprofit executives, managers, founders, or board members (“Insiders”).
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Oregon Advance Directive Clinic — Live Webinar

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2020 at 3PM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic raises unthinkable questions and “what if” scenarios previously ignored or avoided, such as:  What if I am hospitalized and do not have capacity to make medical decisions for myself – do I have an Oregon Advance Directive and is my health care representative still available...
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Employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on businesses and our economy, with many businesses being forced to temporarily adapt or close their doors. As a result, many business owners are trying to figure out how to pay their employees (in addition to rent and many other financial obligations) so they can (eventually) resume...
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Gratitude

Prior to wrapping up the firm’s weekly all-hands lunch meeting, we invite each other to share a gratitude with one or more members of the team. On any given day, one could feel grateful to loved ones, colleagues, mother nature, or simply life itself. Quite often, our team members extend gratitude to one another –...
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We are now a Certified B Corp!

Catalyst Law is thrilled to share that the firm is now a Certified B Corp! We are dedicated to serving our values-driven clients with high-quality and friendly legal services, while at the same time positively contributing to our community, remaining mindful of our impact on the environment, and ensuring that our firm’s practices are consistent...
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The Basics of a Good Estate Plan

I. Form of Ownership. A good estate plan should include a review of how your assets are titled.  The form of ownership can affect the availability of estate tax exemptions, creditors’ rights, and which document controls how the asset is distributed at your death. II. Last Will and Testament. A written Will is a legal...
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Social Enterprise

Part 1: Structuring a Social Enterprise: For-Profit Options

Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Social Enterprise At Catalyst Law, we define a “social enterprise” as any organization that has elements of “doing well financially by doing good.”  Under this definition, social enterprises can take many forms – from strictly for-profit businesses to nonprofit organizations, with several options in between.  This six-part series will...
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Zebras Dazzle and Innovate

A Dazzle of Zebras are Changing Business

A “zebra company” is one whose business model strives for both purpose and profit. We’re thrilled when we have an opportunity to help zebra companies develop the legal structure they need to have a dual-impact mission. And we are proud to be a zebra company ourselves, dazzling* brightly with the other zebra companies we know.  At...
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benefit company tax benefit

New Tax Benefit for Benefit Companies

Benefit companies now enjoy a new tax advantage over traditional corporate entity types. In October 2016, the IRS announced that benefit companies’ advertising expenses are deductible as a business expense, even when the payment is made to a nonprofit organization.[1] In 31 states, businesses have the option to incorporate a business as a “benefit company.”...
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Catalyst Law Blog

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

The articles in this blog are intended to help educate you on some common issues people in Oregon face during divorces, custody disputes, and other family law matters.

The information provided is general and is not intended to be legal advice for any specific case. Reading these articles is not a substitute for consulting with a family law attorney.

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Client Highlight: Interview with Janine Firpo, Board Member of Zebras Unite
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8 Tips to Maximize Your Charitable Contributions This Giving Tuesday
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA)
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Business Divorce and Fiduciary Duties
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Congratulations on Your PPP Loan! Now What?
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