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 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.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!

David A. Shevlin, Chair --

Lisa Johnsen, Vice Chair --

Carolyn (Morey) Ward, Vice Chair –

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 30, 2016
Boston, MA

Exempt Organizations Committee Midyear Meeting

January 20, 2017
Orlando, FL

Exempt Organizations Committee May Meeting

May 12, 2017
Washington, DC
Section Events

    Something New in the Toolbox: The Installment Sale-Reacquisition Approach to Real Estate Development Projects


    Taxpayers often are approached by developers looking to buy their land. Taxpayers may be willing to sell the property only if the transaction is structured in a way that does not trigger taxable income to them. In condominium developments, taxpayers may wish to receive newly constructed condominium units ...

    2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Income, Sales/Use & Property Tax Seminars

    Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
    New Orleans

    Income Tax Seminar Monday, March 20 & Tuesday, March 21 Sales/Use Tax Seminar Tuesday, March 21 & Wednesday, March 22 Property Tax Seminar Thursday, March 23 & Friday, March 24 Please join us as we return to The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans for the 2017 ABA/IPT Advanced Tax Seminars! The ABA Section ...

    Game Change: The New Partnership Audit Regime


    The new partnership audit rules fundamentally change how the IRS audits and collects tax from partnerships. The panelists will discuss the issues with the current TEFRA partnership audit rules and the replacement of the TEFRA rules, effective 2018, in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. The panelists ...



Shevlin, David


Johnsen, Lisa
Ward, Carolyn

Committee Roster  

Modified by Maura Whelan on September 20, 2016

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