Bruce R. Hopkins practices with the Bruce R. Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri. His practice focuses on the representation of tax-exempt organizations. He is the Professor from Practice at the University of Kansas School of Law. He is author of several books, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Twelfth Edition; The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Sixth Edition; Donor-Advised Funds: Law and Policy; A Nonprofit Lawyer (memoir); The Tax Law of Private Foundations, Fifth Edition; The Law of Fundraising, Fifth Edition; Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Seventh Edition; Beware the Commerciality Doctrine and Other Nonprofit Law Poetry; Nonprofit Law Poetry: The Second Book; Tax-Exempt Organizations and Constitutional Law; and Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Law Dictionary. He writes a monthly newsletter, Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Counsel. He received the Nonprofit Lawyer Award (2007) from the American Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, received J.D. and LL.M (taxation) degrees from the George Washington University Law School, and received an S.J.D. degree from the Kansas University Law School. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (charity law) 2007-2021.
Review current developments in the federal tax law for tax-exempt organizations, including recently passed and pending legislation, Treasury regulations, IRS rulings, and court opinions. Focus on current the current TE/GE program letter, qualification for tax exemption, application for recognition processes, public charity status, donor-advised funds, private foundations, the commerciality doctrine, the private inurement and private […]