Keith Kehrer is a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). Keith is co-chair of BCLP’s tax-exempt organizations practice team and focuses his practice on issues related to tax-exempt organizations. Keith is nationally recognized in Best Lawyers in America and BCLP is nationally recognized in Legal 500 US for expertise in nonprofit and charity law.
Keith 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 has 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.
Keith is a frequent speaker regarding nonprofit and tax-exempt organization issues. Keith has written several articles on nonprofit topics, and is the managing editor of a blog regarding legal issues impacting tax-exempt organizations. Keith is also a certified public accountant.