Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 108
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 8
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    In December 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, pledged their personal fortune—then valued at $45 billion—to the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), a philanthropic effort aimed at “advancing human potential and promoting equality.” But instead of organizing CZI using a traditional charitable structure, the couple organized CZI as a for-profit Delaware LLC. CZI is perhaps the most notable example, but not the only example, of Silicon Valley billionaires exploiting the LLC form to advance philanthropic efforts. But are LLCs and other for-profit business structures compatible with philanthropy? What are the tax, governance, and other policy implications of this new tool of philanthrocapitalism? What happens when LLCs, rather than traditional charitable forms, are used for “philanthropic” purposes?  From the heart of Silicon Valley, the AALS Section on Agency, Partnerships LLCs, and Unincorporated Associations and Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law will host a joint program tackling these timely issues.

    Business meeting for Section on Agency, Partnerships, LLCs, and Unincorporated Associations at program conclusion. 
    Business meeting for Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law at program conclusion.  


Session Speakers
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Brooklyn Law School

Georgia State University College of Law

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

University of Oregon School of Law

Adler & Colvin

Session Fees
  • [6380] Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Associations and Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law Joint Program, Co-Sponsored by Business Associations: $0.00