Should religious organizations be exempt from taxation? Are state charitable solicitation acts constitutional? How many ways has the U.S. Supreme Court shaped nonprofit law? In his new book, leading nonprofit lawyer Bruce R. Hopkins discusses how tax-exempt organizations, including educational, religious and healthcare institutions, are directly affected by constitutional law decisions and other pronouncements from the U.S. Supreme Court. Hopkins is a senior partner at Polsinelli Shughart and has authored more than 28 books, as well as the monthly newsletter Bruce R. Hopkins' Nonprofit Counsel, all published by Wiley.
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About Bruce R. Hopkins
Specializing in the areas of corporate law and taxation, Bruce R. Hopkins’ emphasis is on nonprofit organizations. His clients include charitable and educational organizations, associations, colleges, universities, hospitals, other health care providers, religious organizations, business and professional associations, and private foundations. Many nonprofit organizations retain Mr. Hopkins as general counsel; others use his services as special tax and/or fundraising counsel.
Nonprofit organizations work with Mr. Hopkins to establish and qualify for tax exemption and to establish and operate charitable and fundraising programs. Mr. Hopkins advises on matters such as public charity/private foundation qualification, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, the unrelated business income rules, and nonprofit involvement in partnerships and other joint ventures. Collateral areas of law, such as postal laws and charitable fundraising regulation, also come under Mr. Hopkins’ watchful eye.