Thank you This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Jed R. Mandel, Partner, Chicago Law Partners, LLC Jed R. Mandel is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC. Jed is a frequent lecturer and author on association-related topics and is a regular contributor to association magazines and newsletters. Jed has extensive experience in representing not-for-profit organizations and is general counsel to more than 100 trade associations and professional societies. His practice includes counseling associations on tax, antitrust, corporate governance, contract, liability, insurance, healthcare, certification and credentialing, meeting and convention and other related matters. In addition, Jed has appeared before Congress, state legislative bodies and various state and federal agencies advocating positions on behalf of client associations. As part of his work on behalf of the not-for-profit community, and as General Counsel to the Association Forum of Chicagoland, Jed was the principal author of recent amendments updating and modernizing the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act. Jed is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association Forum of Chicagoland, and a charter member of the American Society of Association Executives' Legal Section (and currently serves on its Legal Section Council). Jed is the General Counsel for the Association Forum and was awarded its Associate Member of the Year Award for his contributions to the Chicago association community. Jed has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Kimberly A. Pendo, Partner, Chicago Law Partners, LLC Kimberly A. Pendo is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC. Kimberly practices not-for-profit and corporate law and serves as the Firm's Chief Operating Officer. Kimberly counsels not-for-profit organizations on all aspects of their business and operations. She is a frequent speaker on association-related topics and a regular contributor to association magazines and newsletters. Kimberly is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Trade & Professional Associations Law Committee. She is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and has served on the editorial committee of its monthly publication FORUM. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives, for which she serves on the Chicago Legal Symposium Planning Committee. In 2006, the Cook County Bar Association presented Kimberly with its President Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the association.As part of her work within the association community, Kimberly played a key role in authoring a series of recent amendments that updated and modernized the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act on behalf of the Association Forum. Susan Feingold Carlson, Chicago Law Partners, LLC Susan Feingold Carlson is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC. She has extensive experience counseling international, national, state and local trade associations, professional societies, certifying boards, educational foundations and other nonprofit organizations on antitrust, contract, tax, credentialing, corporate governance, electronic communication, healthcare, liability, meeting and convention, and membership matters.Susan has extensive experience advising professional societies on publishing and certification matters. She has negotiated long-term, multi-million dollar arrangements for established peer reviewed journals; contracts for start-up journals with little or no subscription history; and agreements for the sale and purchase of journal assets, both from publishers and professional societies. Her clients have been involved in electronic publishing since its inception, and she is well versed in counseling them with respect to the tax, intellectual property, and liability issues associated with both print and online publishing. Susan has assisted associations and certifying boards in creating new certification programs and has represented existing certification boards on a full range of issues, including policy development, test validity, Americans With Disabilities Act, and enforcement matters.Susan is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, for which she has chaired the Chicago Legal Symposium Planning Committee and served on the Legal Section Council. She also is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and a past chair of its Education Committee. Susan is a contributing author of Professional Meeting Management, and has spoken and written extensively on association matters.Susan has been recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer in Association & Non-Profit Law by Leading Lawyers Network, and she has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell®.