Keith J. Kehrer

Partner, Philanthropy

Mr. Kehrer focuses his practice on issues related to tax-exempt organizations.  Mr. Kehrer has advised numerous tax-exempt organizations on a variety of nonprofit corporate and tax-related issues under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, including issues related to organization, qualification, combination, lobbying, political campaign activity, private inurement, excess benefit, and unrelated business income.  He also advises numerous private foundations on issues related to self-dealing, minimum distribution requirements, excess business holdings, jeopardizing investments, taxable expenditures, and foreign activities.  He also advises supporting organizations, hospitals, medical research organizations, institutions of higher education, religious organizations, community foundations, donor advised fund sponsors, governmental entities, social welfare organizations, trade associations, business leagues, title-holding companies, and social clubs regarding issues specific to such organizations.  He also advises regarding charitable planning and registration with respect to solicitation, professional fundraisers, and commercial co-ventures.  He also advises tax-exempt organizations in connection with IRS audits, IRS appeals, Attorney General investigations, Tax Court cases, and has served as an expert witness regarding nonprofit executive compensation issues.         

Mr. Kehrer teaches a class regarding tax-exempt organizations at Washington University School of Law.  Mr. Kehrer is Co-Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations / Nonprofit Law Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and a frequent speaker regarding nonprofit and tax-exempt organization issues.  Mr. Kehrer has written several articles on nonprofit topics, including Form 990 policies and compliance and establishing nonprofit executive compensation, and is the managing editor of a blog regarding legal issues impacting tax-exempt organizations.  Mr. Kehrer is also a certified public accountant.     

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