Charitable Challenges and Opportunities – Dissolutions, Transactions and Restricted Funds Webinar

The normal lifecycle of a charitable organization has peaks and valleys. But the pandemic has heightened some of those dynamics forcing charities to take a strategic look at how they operate. Some of the possibilities that boards may consider involve significant legal considerations. Join staff members from the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section as they discuss some of the issues that leaders should consider when exploring some of these options, including: dissolving the organization, merging, selling off assets, engaging in various transactions, and examining the use of restricted funds.

Speakers: Matt Jalandoni, Abby Jacobs, and Beth Short, Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section

Presented by: Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio

Cost: FREE!

Location: Webinar

Registration: Please register by Wednesday, February 3. The webinar linked will be emailed to registrants only.



About the Speakers:

Matt Jalandoni is the assistant section chief for the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section and coordinates the section’s probate and institutional fund matters. A native of California, he received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to working in the Charitable Law Section, he prosecuted environmental violations through the office’s Environmental Enforcement Section. He started his legal career serving on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for seven years. He continues to serve as a Major in the Army Reserve and has received several awards for his military service.

Abby Jacobs is an attorney in the Charitable Law Section. She began her work in the section with a focus on civil investigations. She currently focuses on nonprofit transactions and mergers and is a leading expert in the section on charitable registration issues. Abby frequently provides training to charitable organizations about board governance and fiduciary duties and also serves as one of the section’s public records attorneys. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, she worked at the Ohio chapter of the Children’s Defense Fund. She is a graduate of The College of Wooster and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Beth Short, who handles outreach and education for the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section, has spent her career working for and with nonprofit organizations. Her passion for the nonprofit sector is evidenced by her professional and volunteer background working with charities as a staff member, board member, consultant and volunteer for large and small organizations. She brings a background in journalism, legislative and public affairs and training, complemented by a master’s in business that focused on nonprofit management issues. Her work in the Charitable Law Section focuses on the development of strategies aimed at strengthening the nonprofit sector. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University and Ohio University.

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