Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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Call of Duty (Fiduciary Duty That Is)!
Board Governance For Non-profit Organizations.

Hancock Estabrook attorneys, Andriy Troyanovych and Briana Wright, will discuss board governance for not-for-profit and tax exempt organizations in New York State.

Specifically, they will cover:

  • fiduciary duties of officers and directors;
  • common questions and best practices for not-for-profit and tax exempt organizations relating to board governance;
  • necessary policies and other documents required under law; and
  • conflicts of interest for officers and directors. 
This presentation is recommended for not-for-profits and tax exempt entities of all sizes and in all industries.



Presented by: 

Briana K. Wright

Briana K. Wright is the Firm’s Professional Development and Diversity Officer. In this role, she works closely with the Firm’s Executive Committee to support and develop equitable and inclusive programming and a culture that respects and leverages diversity throughout the Firm. She is actively involved in the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, hiring and recruitment and professional and business development.

Ms. Wright provides resources and facilitates training initiatives for attorneys and staff to grow their relevant legal, professional and business development skills. She assists in efforts to attract, develop, strengthen, retain, promote and advance diverse individuals within the Firm, and is an integral part of the summer associate program as well as the Firm’s women’s initiative.

Ms. Wright also assists and advises healthcare for-profit and not-for-profit clients with maintaining internal governance documents, bylaws and corporate records; creating new entities, including captives, and dissolving existing entities; implementing joint ventures, affiliations, mergers, sales and acquisitions; interpreting and overseeing compliance with internal governance, rules and procedures; operationalizing and implementing NYS Non-Profit Revitalization Act (NPRA) requirements; negotiating contracts; applying for and obtaining NYS agencies’ and regulatory bodies’ approvals; complying with patient privacy laws under HIPAA and HITECH and business associate agreements; complying with Stark and Anti-Kickback laws as they relate to physician practice acquisitions; addressing tax and tax-exemption issues under the IRC; applying for tax-exemption with the IRS, registering with the Charities Bureau with the NYS AG’s Office and applying for sales and franchise tax exemption with NYS.


Andriy Troyanovych

Andriy Troyanovych is an associate in our Healthcare Practice. Mr. Troyanovych regularly assists a variety of health care clients with regulatory compliance issues, including providing regulatory compliance counsel on the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, Civil Monetary Penalties Law and HIPAA.  He assists clients with formation and operating approvals,  governance and licensure issues, and review employment and third-party vendor contracts.

Mr. Troyanovych is also an active member of our corporate and nonprofit practice areas where he regularly assists clients with formations, as well as provides guidance on fiduciary duties and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Judicial Intern for the Honorable David Peebles, United States District Court, Northern District of New York.

While attending law school, Andriy was a student attorney for Syracuse University College of Law’s Securities Arbitration & Consumer Law Clinic.  His responsibilities included interviewing clients, conducting investigations, developing strategies and negotiating with opposing counsel.  He was also the Senior Notes Editor for the Syracuse Law Review.

Mr. Troyanovych is fluent in Ukrainian.