A Nonprofit Lawyer
By: Bruce R. Hopkins
About the Book
“You’re a what?” As a nonprofit lawyer, Bruce R. Hopkins has heard that reaction more than a few times, but it still makes him smile. A practicing lawyer for more than five decades, Hopkins is a nationally recognized leader concerning the laws and regulations pertaining to nonprofit organizations. These organizations face a dizzying number of requirements both for gaining recognition of tax exemption from the IRS and filing annual information returns to continue to justify that status. Lucky for them, lawyers like Hopkins are there to help.
A Nonprofit Lawyer is one part crash course in nonprofit law and one part autobiography, telling the story of how Hopkins initially stumbled into nonprofit law and how he has become a prolific author and speaker on the subject while also maintaining a busy practice. Anyone interested in specific applications of nonprofit law or just looking for an interesting read about a passionate specialist will find plenty to like in these pages.
About the Author
Bruce R. Hopkins concentrates on the representation of tax-exempt organizations, practicing with the Bruce R. Hopkins Law Firm, LLC, Kansas City, Missouri. He is the Professor from Practice at the University of Kansas School of Law. He has authored or coauthored over 40 books on nonprofit law subjects, including The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Eleventh Edition; The Tax Law of Charitable Giving, Fifth Edition; The Law of Fundraising, Fifth Edition; Beware the Commerciality Doctrine and Other Nonprofit Law Poetry; Ultra Vires: Why the IRS Lacks the Jurisdiction and Authority to Regulate Nonprofit Governance; Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Law Dictionary; Nonprofit Governance: Law, Practices, and Trends; and Tax-Exempt Organizations and Constitutional Law: Nonprofit Law as Shaped by the U.S. Supreme Court. He writes a monthly newsletter, the Bruce R. Hopkins’ Nonprofit Counsel. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, for Nonprofit Organizations/Charities Law, 2007-2018. He earned his JD and LLM degrees at the George Washington University, his SJD degree at the University of Kansas, and his BA degree at the University of Michigan. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the state of Missouri. See www.brucerhopkinslaw.com.