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March 16, 2016 Seminar & Light Breakfast
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Join us for our networking breakfast and a morning seminar presented by Assistant District Attorneys Carl L. Distefano and Karin Kunstler Goldman titled, "The Role of the Attorney General in Charities and Estates Matters - A Practical Approach". Registration opening soon.

3/16/2016
When: 3/16/2016
8:30 AM
Where: Bernstein Private Wealth Management
1345 Avenue of the Americas
41st Floor
New York, New York  10105
United States
Contact: PPGGNY
781-205-9383


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Important: As this is a secure building, all attendees MUST pre-register at least 24 hours in advance and must bring photo ID. On-site registration is NOT available for this event.


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Registration Check-In:

8:30 am - 9:00 am

 

Pricing 

Networking Breakfast:

8:30 am - 9:00 am

 

 Member

 $60 

Morning Seminar:

9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

 Non-Member

 $85

A breakfast buffet & refreshments will be provided.


   

The "Invite A Colleague" Program Continues!

Members may invite their non-member colleagues to attend one PPGGNY program at the member rate! If your invited colleagues attend, you will be entered to win a prize at the Planned Giving Day conference in May! Just put down your colleagues' names and email addresses on your event registration (click the link below to register) and we will email them a special invitation. Note that the more colleagues you invite and attend, the more times your name will be entered to the grand prize drawing!

Registration is now closed.

Onsite registration is not available for this program, but we hope you'll join us for the April program.

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Morning Seminar (9:00 am - 11:00 am):

"The Role of the Attorney General in Charities and Estates Matters – A Practical Approach" by Assistant Attorney Generals, Carl L. Distefano & Karin Kunstler Goldman

This session will be an overview for practitioners handling trust and estate matters in which the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau is a party. Discussion will include the role of the Charities Bureau in trusts and estates proceedings, statutory bases for Attorney General jurisdiction, registration requirements for trusts and estates with charitable interests, and practical pointers for attorneys representing charities and other clients in trust and estate proceedings to which the Attorney General’s Office is a party, including probate, accounting and cy pres proceedings. This session is eligible for CLE, CPE and CFRE credits.

Financial aid is available. Click here for details.


About Our Speakers

Carl L. Distefano, Assistant Attorney General

Carl L. Distefano is an Assistant Attorney General and Section Chief with responsibility for trusts and estates in the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Before joining the Charities Bureau in 2000, Mr. Distefano was a court attorney-referee in the Surrogate’s Court, New York County, and earlier served as a court attorney in the Appellate Division, Second Department. His experience includes 17 years in the private practice of law, where his specialties were commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, with an emphasis on international matters. He is a graduate of Columbia College and of the New York University School of Law.

 

 

Karin Kunstler Goldman, Assistant Attorney General

Karin Kunstler Goldman is the Deputy Bureau Chief in the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau. Karin was the 2001-2002 president of the National Association of State Charity Officials and is a founding member of the Governance Matters. From 2003 to 2007 she served on the advisory board of New York University’s National Center on Philanthropy and the Law and from 2008 to 2011 was a member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt Entities. Prior to joining the Attorney General's office, Karin was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow and a staff attorney at South Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation.  As an Eisenhower Exchange Fellow in Hungary, Karin worked with nonprofit organizations, government officials and legislative drafters in developing the law and regulations affecting Hungary’s non-profit sector. She has consulted with government officials and legislative drafters in Ukraine and China on the development of statutory regulation of charitable organizations in those countries. Karin was a guest of the People’s Republic of China at its 2007 International Symposium on Charity Legislation in China at which she was a speaker. Karin and her husband, Neal, spent two years as Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal, West Africa. They have two children and four grandchildren. Karin has a law degree from Rutgers University Law School, a BA from Connecticut College and an MA from Columbia University. 

 
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