Representing the LCA Arts Organization

Representing the LCA Client:

Nonprofit Law for Small Arts Organizations (0.75 CLE Hours)

Selected Topics and Model Agreements Covered in Video and Materials

Illinois Nonprofit Corporation

Low-profit, Limited Liability Company (L3C)

State Incorporation

Attorney General Registration

501(c)3 Status

Fiscal Sponsorships

Board of Directors

Conflicts of Interest

Model Nonprofit Bylaws


Speaker: Rick Sevcik

Chicago Office Managing Partner - Perkins Coie

A seasoned tax and transactional partner with roughly 30 years of experience, Richard L. Sevcik represents numerous nonprofit organizations, public charities, private foundations, healthcare systems, as well as colleges and universities. Rick’s areas of counsel encompass entity formation, ongoing operations and management, governance, reporting obligations and issues that arise in transactions involving exempt organizations.

Rick has a substantive practice counseling healthcare providers and industry participants, including representing exempt healthcare systems and hospitals in connection with corporate governance, tax compliance, transactions and joint ventures, tax exempt bond financings, and IRS reporting and community benefit issues. Rick has represented a number of healthcare systems in connection with their integration with physicians, other providers and business enterprises.

Rick is a frequent author and speaker on issues facing nonprofits, and his presentations have included higher education tax compliance, lobbying and political activity restrictions, corporate governance and transactions, internet activities of exempt organizations, and the rules impacting private foundations. His nonprofit experience also extends to his civic commitments. Rick currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ravinia Festival Association and is a former member of the Board of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society.