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

    6 Months After Tax Reform - What Is the Impact of the International Provisions?


    Tax Reform significantly revised the U.S. international tax rules. While it is a challenge to understand the implications of each new rule, it is even more difficult to glean how the new rules work interrelate. Our panelists will overview several of these rules, their inter-relationships, open questions, ...

    Flexible Trusts and Estates for Uncertain Times


    The event will be held on 08/15/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Law and Aging,ABACLE,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Taxation. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    2018 Fall Tax Meeting

    Hyatt Regency Atlanta

    Atlanta, GA welcomes the ABA Section of Taxation and the Trust and Estate Law Division of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law to the 2018 Fall Tax Meeting , October 4-6, 2018! J oin us and take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the countrys leading attorneys and government ...



Johnsen, Lisa


Fei, Rosemary
Ward, Carolyn

Committee Roster  

Modified by Daniel Swenson on October 31, 2017

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