Mark C. Franco
Mr. Franco assists Associations, Nonprofit Organizations and small businesses on corporate legal matters including Formation, Tax, Contracts, Compliance, Employment, Fundraising, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Data Security and Governance. He also provides counsel to professional credentialing programs on matters such as Cheating, Discipline, Accommodations, Copyright Registration, Eligibility, Score Validation and Accreditation and is a contributing author to Certification, The ICE Handbook. Mr. Franco has over 17 years of experience working with nonprofit and credentialing organizations. He received his BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and his JD from the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School.
- Institute for Credentialing Excellence: Credentialing Specialist Certificate (March 2017)
Memberships & Activities
- Board Member: Filipino American Lawyers Association of Washington, DC.
- Member: American Society of Association Executives, Legal Section Council
- Member: American Bar Association
- Member: Institute for Credentialing Excellence Government Affairs Committee
- Member: Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Legal Risks for Accrediting Associations, International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation Winter Council Meeting, February, 2020
Avoiding Workplace Harassment, Guns in Communities, and Other Hot Legal Topics, LeadingAge Virginia Annual Conference & Expo, June 2019
Understanding the Impact of Medical Marijuana, LeadingAge Virginia Webinar, May 21, 2019
Project and Personnel Management for the Young Professional, ASAE Young Professionals Live Stream, May 2019
Legal Implications of Remote Employees, ASAE Reston-Loudoun Idea Swap, February 7, 2019
Through the Looking Glass... Perspectives on Contracting From the Other Side, 2018 ICE Exchange, November 2018
The Legal Implications of Workplace Harassment, LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo, October 30, 2018
Legal Implications Regarding Harassment for the Modern Healthcare Organization, 2018 LifeSpan/HFAM Annual Conference, October 25, 2018
Beginner's Guide to Contracts, Foundation Center, February 2018
Employee Performance Improvement Plan: What Does It Really Improve?, LeadingAge MD Annual Conference, April 2017
Using Your 990 as a Marketing Tool, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, February 2017
IRS Reporting Compliance for 501 (c)(3) Organizations, Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals Annual Conference, August 2016
On 10/30, Mark Franco, Peter Guattery and Sigrid Haines co-presented "The Legal Implications of Workplace Harassment" at the 2018 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that became effective on January 1, 2018, brought sweeping changes to the way organizations calculate and report federal taxes. Organizations exempt from federal tax were not spared from these changes. One change that could result in significant unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”) and/or operational burdens on exempt organizations is the change in the manner in which exempt organizations must calculate certain taxable income and the resulting UBIT.