Events and Seminars

We have become aware of the following events, classes, seminars, and the like which may be of interest to you:

Lawyers Clearinghouse

Upcoming Events for Nonprofits:

Bylaws serve as the main governing document of your organization; the bedrock upon which its foundation rests. When bylaws are not carefully created and maintained in accordance with the best practices outlined in your Articles of Organization, cracks may start to appear in this foundation, hampering your work and taking away from your organization’s mission and resources.

Apply to join us for a two-part training and consultation program on bylaws and corporate governance issue spotting. The 75-minute training will focus on the mechanics of the bylaws and give you practical tips for how to use these documents in your operation. The subsequent 90-minute consultation session will be staffed by lawyers from Weil. They will review your current bylaws or assist you in creating a new policy and make recommendations as necessary.

This is designed for any nonprofit looking to change, update, or create bylaws, from established longstanding nonprofits to those who have just incorporated and want to make sure they have legally-sound bylaws.

Learn more about the complicated processes of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts. Presenters will address topics such as:

    • For-Profit or Not-for-Profit?
    • What is a Not-for-Profit?
    • Incorporating & Structuring the Not-for-Profit
    • Option of Fiscal Sponsorship
    • State Reporting & Regulation
    • Federal Tax Exemption
    • Ongoing IRS Reporting & Regulation

Presenters: Luke Blackadar, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston; Lisa McChesney, Goodwin


Previous Events

Legal Basics of Running Your Business

Navigating Corporate Structure and Finance

Join us for a webinar to learn about the legal and financial basics of running your business!

Legal Basics of Running Your Business

Wed., March 30, 2022 5:00 pm EST

Webinar via Zoom

Sign up today!

Contact BLDC at for questions regarding this event.

Presented by:

Boston Local Development Corporation (BLDC) and the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School (TLC)

East Somerville Main Streets: Small Business Lease Negotiation Workshop
with the Transactional Law Clinics of Harvard Law School
Wednesday, April 8th, 10 AM – 11:30 AM

165 Broadway in East Somerville
Free to Attend