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J. Barclay Collins

Advised universities, trade associations and other tax-exempt organizations on exemption, unrelated business income tax and domestic and international fundraising issues.

Advised boards of public and private educational institutions on Presidential and other senior executive compensation and in the negotiation of employment agreements and deferred compensation benefits.
Advised educational institutions on tax and benefits considerations relating to foreign campuses, affiliations and other activities.
Advised technology companies and educational institutions on reporting and compliance procedures for vendor and employee payments and benefits, including correction of practices as necessary.
Defended tax-exempt organizations in IRS and state audits on matters that relate to tax-exempt status, unrelated business income tax, tax-exempt bond qualification, employee classification, tax withholding and reporting compliance for employees and foreign payments.
Formed and obtained exemptions for major new organizations in the fields of medical research, housing, education and government defense research.

Counseled tax-exempt organizations regarding the formation or acquisition of for profit activities, subsidiaries and joint ventures.

Prepared public comments seeking limitations and exceptions on foreign financial account disclosure rules for major educational institutions and their employees.
Advised on the public offering of taxable and tax-exempt debt securities.
Advised on and formed affiliated organizations to accomplish exempt and commercial goals of tax-exempt institutions.
Advised private foundations on grant-making, excise tax and self-dealing issues.
Provided tax advice relating to litigation settlements, including establishing qualified settlement funds, tax reporting and the deductibility of payments.
Advised foreign businesses on the U.S. tax considerations of establishing operations in the United States.
Advised organizations and individuals on compliance and reporting practices for foreign financial accounts.
Obtained a ruling for a real estate development enterprise permitting an extension of time to file an accounting election resulting in substantial tax savings.
Advised on the sale of a multi-national business by a major U.S. financial institution.
Provided tax advice in connection with the first effective SEC registration of public debt securities of a peer-to-peer lending site.
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