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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Missouri, 2005, Tax Certificate
    • M.A., University of Missouri, 2001
    • B.S., University of Missouri, 2001
John Crawford utilizes his extensive tax law background and experience to advise nonprofit, social enterprise, and for-profit clients. John represents all types of nonprofit organizations, with significant experience representing nonprofit healthcare organizations, assisting these clients with their formation, planning and structuring issues, and operational matters, including: 
  • Qualifying organizations for tax-exempt status 
  • Providing advice and counsel on corporate governance practices and policies
  • Reviewing and analyzing executive compensation issues 
  • Structuring relationships to ensure compliance with the intermediate sanctions rules and the private benefit and private inurement doctrines 
  • Establishing for-profit subsidiaries, supporting organizations, joint ventures, and other affiliations and relationships 
  • Analyzing and engaging in unrelated business income planning 
  • Ensuring compliance with the law related to political and lobbying activities  
  • Developing financial assistance policies, emergency medical care policies, and billing and collection policies to comply with Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Analyzing tax-exempt issues related to formation and operations of accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks
John’s for-profit tax practice focuses on the CMBS area relating to real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs).


Publications & Presentations
Compliance Today
July 2016
webinar Webinars
November 19, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
July 9, 2015
Publications & Presentations
New Developments and Special Issues in UBIT, 34th Annual Conference on Not-For-Profit Organizations
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
June 4, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Not-For-Profit Corporations
2015 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey, Volume XXVI
May 21, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
January 20, 2015
Publications & Presentations
Out with the Old, In with the New? IRS Issues 501(r) Regulations That Track Proposed Rules
AHLA Weekly
Co-authored by John Crawford and Travis Jackson
January 9, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
September 29, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Unrelated Business Income Tax: Current Developments
Chicago Bar Association, Federal Tax-Exempt Organizations
June 12, 2014
Publications & Presentations
Not-For-Profit Corporations
2014 Kansas Bar Association Annual Survey, Volume 25
Authored by John F. Crawford and Alicia M. Kirkpatrick
June 6, 2014