Jacob Ferrari

Coronavirus and the Law: Is there a Legal Duty to Prevent Harm during a Pandemic?

It’s no doubt that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced a high level of panic for local businesses, especially with many big companies facing large-scale work force consequences due to the presences of the disease. Many smaller companies might ask: what responsibility do I have? Are there any legal liabilities if COVID-19 spreads throughout their …

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State Sponsored Advantages for Doing Good: Spokane Joins the Short List with Tax Breaks for Social Purpose Corporations

Are for-profit companies incentivized to do good? Specifically, does the law incentivize the creation of Social Purpose Corporations? We’ve talked a lot about Social Enterprises on this blog. I encourage you to take a look at some past posts for a rundown of what they are. As a quick reference: Social Purpose Corporations, or SPCs, …

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Take Board Meetings Seriously! Practical Learnings from the Dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation

The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which was been mired in a 2016 lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General, will be dissolved pursuant to an agreement dated December 18, 2018 and court supervision.  This nonprofit’s dissolution has a general teaching for nonprofit board members: take board meetings seriously! One of the primary complaints brought …

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