John combines technical skill, a deep understanding of nonprofit organizations, and a unique sensitivity to their priorities and legal needs with years of practical experience as he represents the full range of faith-based, sports, health care, charitable and educational institutions.
His experience includes advising boards and senior management teams on entity structuring, governance, personnel policies, First Amendment issues, and religious accommodations. John advises clients in joint ventures and affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, and a wide array of other transactional and operational matters. He regularly provides counsel on topics as varied as commercial activities, federal and state regulatory requirements, international structure and activities, intellectual property issues, and religious worker visas.
John also has extensive experience with exempt organizations’ tax issues, including unrelated business income tax liability, current and deferred giving techniques, the private foundation rules, property and sales tax exemptions, and the implications of being recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a church or religious order.