Daniel L. Kurtz

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"As Skadden’s exempt organizations practice leader, Dan Kurtz focuses on the specialized needs of nonprofit organizations. With his diverse background as a corporate lawyer, civil prosecutor and leading governance authority, he has developed a national reputation in serving the full range of needs of his nonprofit clients. These clients include health care institutions, colleges and universities, cultural organizations, social service agencies, religious organizations, social clubs, trade and professional associations, national charities, environmental organizations, advocacy groups and private foundations, among others.

"Mr. Kurtz has acted as general counsel to many of his clients and as a principal outside counsel to others. In those capacities, he advises clients on corporate and governance issues; sponsorship and charitable fundraising opportunities; endowment administration and investment; indemnification; employment matters; compliance issues, including charitable solicitation laws; and a full range of exempt organization tax issues, including those relating to excess benefit transactions, organization and dissolution, unrelated business income, lobbying and other advocacy issues. He also regularly handles business combinations including joint ventures, sales of assets, mergers, consolidations and sophisticated reorganizations and restructurings.

"Mr. Kurtz also represents nonprofit clients in litigation matters, in particular ones involving issues of governance and fiduciary responsibility. He also has conducted internal investigations and litigations undertaken by civil enforcement and regulatory authorities, and he has played a key role in many groundbreaking cases in this area.

"From 1979 to 1985, Mr. Kurtz was the assistant attorney general in charge of the Charities Bureau in the New York State Attorney General's office.

"Mr. Kurtz was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. He also was chosen to participate in the David Rockefeller Fellows Program Class of 2010, a New York City-based leadership program." [1]

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  1. Daniel L. Kurtz, Skadden, accessed June 16, 2010.