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

    20 Years After 'The End of Welfare:' Workfare Delivered Through Federal and State EITC Systems


    In 1996, the government ended welfare as we know it. Twenty years later most government assistance generally requires work. The most significant workfare program today is the Earned Income Tax Credit delivered to taxpayers and their families through federal and state income tax systems. Panelists will ...

    The Accidental Non-Profit Attorney: Things You Need to Know


    The event will be held on 10/25/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Division for Public Services,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Taxation. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    4th Annual International Tax Enforcement and Controversy Conference

    Marriott Marquis

    International tax enforcement activity by governments around the world continues at a blistering pace against a backdrop of increasingly complex tax rules, increased reporting obligations, heightened scrutiny, public shaming, and a rapidly changing treaty and multi-lateral enforcement climate. This presents ...



Shevlin, David


Johnsen, Lisa
Ward, Carolyn

Committee Roster  

Modified by Maura Whelan on September 20, 2016

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