Legal and Financial Seminar for Southern California Nonprofits and Mosques


Saturday, December 6, 2014
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
California State University, Fullerton

Registration is now closed. 

Muslim Advocates, in partnership with the Muslim Bar Association of Southern California, invites you to register now for our next Legal & Financial Educational Seminar for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits & Mosques.  This instructional event featuring top-level expert attorneys and accountants is aimed at the leaders of mosques, Muslim nonprofits, and charitable organizations, including social services groups, schools, medical clinics, soup kitchens, international relief & humanitarian aid groups, and educational & arts organizations.

  • To learn more about past seminars, click here.
  • To learn more about our Program to Strengthen Muslim Charities, click here.

Issues addressed in this educational seminar include:

Nonprofit Governance 101 – Aimed as a comprehensive primer on 501(c)(3) nonprofit issues, attendees hear directly from industry experts on formation, reporting obligations, responsibilities under federal and state laws, and other legal issues that affect their institutions. Speakers include:

  • Tania Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Trusts Section, Attorney General’s Office of California
  • Gary Wollberg, Partner, Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP

Financial & Accounting Best Practices – This session provides attendees with a strong overview of accounting, budgeting, and record keeping practices to improve their organizations. Speakers include:

  • Tania Ibanez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Trusts Section, Attorney General’s Office of California
  • Brian Yacker, CPA/JD, Partner, YH Advisors

Employment Law Issues – From hiring to dismissal, this session addresses common areas of concern relating to employee classification, performance management and disputes, and more. Speakers include:

  • Mustafa El-Farra, Associate, Littler Mendelson
  • Fatemeh Mashouf, Associate, Littler Mendelson

Media Relations – How to Effectively Respond to Anti-Muslim Hate. This session will highlight the importance of messaging and provide helpful tips on how to speak with the media. In addition, you will hear examples of effective communications campaigns. Speakers include:

  • Rebecca Lenn, Director of Outreach, Media Matters for America

Issues Related to Racial and Religious Profiling, and More –

  • Mike German, Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law
  • Staff attorneys and charities experts from Muslim Advocates


If you are interested in learning more information about this event, please contact us at (415) 539-0550 or [email protected].

If your law firm, accounting firm, or business is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Events & Campaigns Manager Bethany Schmid at [email protected].

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