Governance/Fiduciary Duties

Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Nonprofit Organizations Group attorneys advise organizations and their governing bodies on a wide variety of governance issues, including those relating to the role of members, boards of directors, committees, officers, managers, employees and agents. Our attorneys also effectively educate and counsel nonprofit boards and management teams regarding governance, accountability, transparency and related issues raised by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other recent legislative reform proposals and suggested “best practices” guidelines aimed at the nonprofit sector. Our Nonprofit Organizations Group attorneys advise trustees, directors and officers regarding their fiduciary responsibilities and issues relating to indemnification and insurance coverage. We work with nonprofit organizations to develop clear and useful bylaws and policies to help organizations effectively manage their affairs and protect their interests.