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Jennifer Gniady Speaks at The District of Columbia Bar’s Estate and Tax Planning Series

January 29, 2021
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PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Attorney Jennifer Gniady served as a panelist during The District of Columbia Bar program, “Estate and Tax Planning Series: Planning with Philanthropy - How to Discuss Charitable Giving with Your Clients,” on Jan. 28. The program prepared advisors to assist clients with charitable giving issues.

Gniady presented the session “Philanthropy: Choices of Form and Structure,” which covered donor choices in charitable planning, from donations to an existing nonprofit to the use of donor-advised funds and community foundations, as well more active undertakings creating new charities, foundations and trusts. Her presentation detailed the needs of new nonprofit organizations, including governance structures, tax-exempt compliance, and fiduciary obligations. The panel also provided tips on helping donors create meaningful gift strategies and what donors can expect from working with community foundations and the development offices of established nonprofit organizations.

Gniady helps nonprofit organizations of all sizes navigate complex legal issues while remaining true to their charitable missions. Her practice combines experience with both tax exemption issues and corporate matters. She works with clients to respond to existing threats and legal issues, while counseling practices to strengthen the organization in the long term. Her clients include charities, religious organizations, associations, schools and arts organizations. Her practice includes forming nonprofit organizations, advising on corporate governance and bylaws, analyzing lobbying and fundraising practices, responding to inquiries from IRS, state, and local charitable regulators and managing litigation.

About Stradley Ronon
Counseling clients since 1926, Stradley Ronon has helped private and public companies – from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations – achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, value-driven legal counsel. With offices in eight strategic locations, our responsive team of more than 200 attorneys seamlessly addresses the full spectrum of our clients’ needs, ranging from sophisticated corporate transactions to complex commercial litigation.

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