“NY State’s Office of the Attorney General Holds Public Session to Announce ‘A New Day for Nonprofits’”
On November 23, 2009, the New York State Office of the Attorney General hosted a public session for nonprofit leaders at One Chase Plaza. The speakers from the AG’s office included Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General; Mylan Denerstein, the Executive Deputy Attorney General for Social Justice (which oversees numerous bureaus including the Charities Bureau) and Jason Lilien, the Bureau Chief of the Charities Bureau. Key takeaways from the meeting were that a six month cure period was being given for charities that are not current in their state filings, the Charities Bureau would endeavor to review corporate changes on a three month “fast track” instead of the normal year review period and the Charities Bureau would be instituting other changes to better partner with the nonprofit community including weekly on-line chats regarding issues of concern to nonprofits in New York. The Charities Bureau expressed a receptivity to the concerns of the nonprofit community and invited further feedback. The author of this Stroock Special Bulletin attended the session and offers these notes for the benefit of those who were unable to attend.