Family Foundation Webinar: Legal Pitfalls: Do you know what you don't know?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
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A webinar designed for non-staffed or small-staffed family foundations


After getting great legal advice while establishing the foundation, many family foundations plunge ahead without ongoing professional help.  Most legal mistakes are inadvertent and avoidable – foundations just need to know what to look out for, and where to look for help.  Join this interactive session for a discussion on how foundations navigate potential legal issues safely.


Jennifer Oertel, attorney & counselor, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C.

Jennifer Miller Oertel is a shareholder in the law firm of Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss where she leads the firm’s Tax-exempt Organizations and Impact Investing Group.  Jennifer serves as co-chair of the Nonprofit Corporations Committee (Business Law Section) of the State Bar of Michigan, was the founding Vice Chair of the Michigan chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance, is one of five judges of  “Crain’s Best Managed Nonprofits” and regularly judges social enterprise business plan competitions.  Elected as a  “Leader in the Law” and to “dBusiness Top Lawyers” and “Superlawyers,” Jennifer represents family and corporate foundations, community foundations, public charities, regional associations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, religious organizations and other tax-exempt organizations as well as impact investors, impact funds, and social enterprises, in all aspects of their business.




You may register for these webinars through the CCP colleague organization, the Council of Michigan Foundation’s (CMF) website >>

If you have not already set up an account with CMF, you may do so here prior to purchasing the webinars. Register by Noon on November 15, 2017.


Contact Council of Michigan Foundations: Programming - Deb Palms, 313-566-2444; Registration - Denise Temple, 616-850-2136.

2017 Family Philanthropy Webinar Series

This webinar series is presented in collaboration with Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, Philanthropy Ohio, Council of Michigan Foundations, and Minnesota Council on Foundations. Together, these regional associations hope to harness and share the collective expertise of each state’s leading philanthropic organizations and trusted community partners. Designed for staff and/or trustees affiliated with non-staffed or small-staffed family foundations, eager to find new ways of thinking smarter and performing better when it comes to their grantmaking.

May 17 | Exploring Affective vs Effective Grantmaking (hosted by Philanthropy Ohio)
July 26 | Is Your Family’s Philanthropy Ready for the Future? (hosted by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance)
September 28 | Going Beyond Grantmaking: Using Impact Investing Tools for Mission (hosted by Minnesota Council on Foundation)
November 15 | Legal Pitfalls: Do you know what you don’t know? (hosted by Council of Michigan Foundations)

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