The 2018 Speakers

Bruce R. Hopkins

Attorney, Bruce R. Hopkins Law Firm, LLC
411 Nichols Road, Suite 194
Kansas City, MO 64112


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.

Career Highlights

Published extensive volumes on nonprofit and tax issues and is recognized as a national expert on the subject 2007 Recipient of the Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer – Vanguard/Lifetime Achievement Award, American Bar Association, Nonprofit Corporations Committee Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 AV Rated Martindale Hubbell Activities American Bar Association, Past Chair, Committee on Exempt Organizations, Section on Taxation National Association of College and University Attorneys, Past Chair, Section of Taxation Related Experience Presenter at many annual conferences and seminars Past Chair (for 12 years), Georgetown University Law Center annual conference on the law of tax-exempt organizations Professional Lecturer in Law, George Washington National Law Center, 1972-91

Publications and Presentations

Author of 17 books, including: The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations (9th ed. 2007); Planning Guide for the Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations: Strategies and Commentaries (2004); The Tax Law of Charitable Giving (3rd ed. 2005); The Law of Fundraising (3rd ed. 2002); The Tax Law of Unrelated Business for Nonprofit Organizations (2005); The Tax Law of Associations (2006); The Nonprofits’ Guide to Internet Communications Law (2003); The Law of Intermediate Sanctions: A Guide for Nonprofits (2003); Nonprofit Law Made Easy (2005); Charitable Giving Law Made Easy (2006); Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide (4th ed. 2005); and 650 Essential Nonprofit Law Questions Answered (2005)

 


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