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Downtown CLE: Serving on Nonprofit Boards

April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Board Basics: What Young Attorneys Should Know When Serving on a Nonprofit Board of Directors

12:00-1:00 p.m., Kirton McConkie 16th Floor (60 E. South Temple St.)
Join our panel of experienced alumni in a one-hour CLE about common issues that you should spot when serving on a board of directors for a nonprofit organization. The discussion will focus on the questions that “non-nonprofit practitioners” may face as directors, including basic federal and state tax issues. The panel will also discuss best practices to avoid or resolve potential conflicts unique to directors who are also practicing attorneys.

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Panelists: Joan Andrews of Fabian Clendenin, Barry G. Scholl of Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks, and Jeffrey Steed of Kirton McConkie

joanJoan Andrews focuses her practice on employment and education law, assisting her clients with both litigation and litigation prevention. She regularly helps clients draft employee handbooks, conducts anti-harassment training, directs internal investigations of allegations of discrimination or harassment and advises employers on critical employment law issues. As a litigator, Joan has tried cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, non-competition agreements and Title VII. She was part of a team of Fabian attorneys with expertise in a number of core competency areas that worked together on a widely reported case involving the False Claims Act. In the area of education law, Joan represents school districts, with an expertise in special education, as well as employment, student discipline, First Amendment and Title IX issues. She has successfully defended school districts in court and administrative hearings. In the community, Joan was a volunteer mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah for nine years. Joan obtained a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and received her law degree at the University of Utah where she was a member of the Utah Law Review and a William H. Leary Scholar.

schollBarry G. Scholl joined the firm’s commercial and corporate law practice groups in 2006. Prior to joining Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks, Mr. Scholl clerked for the Honorable Pamela T. Greenwood in the Utah Court of Appeals. His prior experience includes serving as the editor in chief of Salt Lake and Utah Outdoors magazines, the general manager of a dot-com company, and the senior editor of Utah Business magazine. In his practice, Mr. Scholl concentrates on: document drafting, review and analysis, and compliance with  federal and state securities laws, structuring complex securities offerings, preparing mandatory disclosures to regulatory agencies, stockholders and the investment community, copyright and trademark consultation, research and registration, and representing businesses in a variety of industries, including the construction, technology, service, retail, publishing, and non-profit sectors, among others.



steedJeffrey Steed is a member of the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning and International Law sections. His practice emphasizes a combination of tax and financial strategies for both domestic and international clients, advising private clients on their estates, asset protection, legacies, charitable giving and tax controversy concerns. Mr. Steed has served as the chair of the Utah Bar’s section on Nonprofit Organizations and presently serves on the boards of several charities. He is actively involved with development offices for universities, multi-national religious institutions and other large non-profit organizations with respect to planned giving and development. Mr. Steed has published numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on topics involving areas of estate planning, taxation, nonprofit, and multi-jurisdictional practice. He has been recognized as one of Utah’s Legal Elite for estate planning and non-profit and as a Mountain States Super Lawyer for estate planning and probate.


This event is co-sponsored by the Young Alumni Association and the S.J. Quinney College of Law


April 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Kirton McConkie
50 E. South Temple St. #400
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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