American Bar Association

Section of Taxation:

Message from The Chair

Welcome to the Exempt Organizations Committee website. This Committee focuses on issues affecting tax-exempt organizations. Our Committee meets and puts on panels, on Fridays from 8:45a.m. to 4:30p.m. during the Tax Section meetings. All are welcome! The Committee has numerous subcommittees that focus on specific issues or particular types of exempt organizations. In addition to information on the Committee and its various subcommittees, on our site you will also find links to upcoming events, transcripts of recent meetings, comments and government submissions, and more. We are actively seeking young attorneys interested in developing careers in this specialty. If you are interested in networking with peers sharing an interest in exempt organizations and taxation, please contact me at the email address below. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

Chair Lisa Johnsen Chair, Lisa Johnsen,

Vice Chair Carolyn Ward Vice Chair, Carolyn (Morey) Ward,

Vice Chair Rosemary Fei Vice Chair, Rosemary Fei,

Committee Materials from Recent Meetings

Did you know thousands of pages of cutting-edge committee program materials are available to you as a Tax Section member? These documents contain analysis of the latest federal tax policy, initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts, and planning ideas developed by the country's leading tax attorneys and government officials. Access these materials now.

Sub committees and Task Forces  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees

Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Exempt Organizations Committee Joint Fall CLE Meeting

September 15, 2017
Hilton Austin – Austin, TX

Exempt Organizations Committee Midyear Meeting

February 9, 2018
Hilton San Diego – San Diego, CA

Exempt Organizations Committee May Meeting

May 11, 2018
Grand Hyatt – Washington, DC

Exempt Organizations Committee Joint Fall CLE Meeting

October 5, 2018
Hyatt Regency – Atlanta, GA
Section Events

    Tax Reform and Implications for Financial Transactions


    This panel will focus on various aspects of the 2017 Tax Act, including limits on interest deductibility, issues arising under the transition tax, BEAT and other implications for financial transactions. Featured Speakers Brian Krause , Skadden Arps, New York, NY Matthew Stevens , EY, Washington, ...

    18th Annual US - Europe Tax Planning Strategies Conference

    Hotel Okura

    The 18th Annual Tax Planning Strategies U.S. and Europe will focus on practical planning strategies for multinational corporations and their international advisors, as well as provide insight into how government tax officials may view the international tax landscape in light of important international ...

    Young Tax Lawyers Symposium

    Miller & Chevalier Chtd

    Join the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, in conjunction with the ABA Young Lawyers Division and Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation, for the 4th Annual Young Tax Lawyers Symposium on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 1:00-5:15 pm at the Washington, DC offices of Miller & Chevalier Chartered. ...



Johnsen, Lisa


Fei, Rosemary
Ward, Carolyn

Committee Roster  

Modified by Daniel Swenson on October 31, 2017

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