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J. Barclay Collins

Barclay Collins is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the tax-exempt organizations/nonprofit institutions practice group.

He advises tax-exempt clients on a wide-range of operational and organizational matters, including establishing nonprofit and for profit affiliated entities and addressing governance, benefits, taxation (including Form 990 compliance and federal and state tax audits), fiduciary responsibilities, conflicts of interest, executive compensation, and other regulatory, tax, and corporate aspects related to the operation of sophisticated exempt organizations. He also advises on establishing and monitoring grant-making programs, negotiating gift agreements, establishing joint ventures, negotiating investment agreements, and evaluating related structural issues to support charitable endeavors in the United States and internationally. His clients include universities, research institutes, foundations, and non-governmental organizations.

Barclay has assisted multi-national companies in planning with respect to U.S. operations, obtaining regulatory guidance, and seeking legislative solutions for federal income and excise tax issues. He also represents clients (taxable and tax-exempt) in federal and state tax audits, including with respect to the unrelated business income tax, executive compensation, donor advised funds, employee classification, and tax-exempt bonds.

Prior to joining the firm, Barclay was a partner at an international law firm and focused his practice in the areas of tax and executive compensation and employee benefits.

  •     Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, 2018-2022
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  • Contributor, The Law of Higher Education: A Comprehensive Guide to the Legal Implications of Administrative Decision Making, 6h Edition, 2019.
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