Ellis McGehee Carter

Ellis McGehee Carter

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations Lawyer
  • Business Law
  • Arizona, Washington
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Biography

Ellis McGehee Carter is a distinguished attorney specializing in corporate and tax matters for nonprofit, tax-exempt, and mission-based businesses, alongside advising donors on major gifts. With a profound dedication to serving organizations that make a significant impact, Ms. Carter leverages her extensive experience in nonprofit governance, tax law, and business transactions to provide unparalleled legal guidance. Her expertise extends to navigating complex tax issues for exempt entities, ensuring they remain compliant while advancing their mission.

Ms. Carter's adeptness in handling intricate business transactions for nonprofits is evident through her work on reorganizations, the creation of affiliates and subsidiaries, and facilitating mergers, acquisitions, conversions, and contractual affiliations. Her commitment to excellence and her thorough understanding of the unique challenges faced by nonprofit organizations make her a trusted advisor and advocate for her clients.

In every engagement, Ms. Carter brings a wealth of knowledge and a strategic approach to ensure her clients achieve their goals while adhering to the highest legal and ethical standards. Her contributions to the nonprofit sector have not only advanced the missions of numerous organizations but have also set a benchmark for legal excellence in the field.

Practice Area
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Charities
  • Private Foundations
  • Schools
  • Tax-exempt Healthcare
  • Tax-exempt Organizations
  • Trade Associations
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees and other alternative billing arrangements available. An estimate will always be provided in advance.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
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Washington
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Professional Experience
Founder
Carter Law Group, P.C.
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Carter Law Group, P.C., is a boutique law firm devoted to advising nonprofit, tax-exempt and socially responsible enterprises with respect to corporate, tax and regulatory issues. Typical engagements include representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in matters such as qualification for tax exemption, conversions to and from tax-exempt status, mergers and restructuring, joint ventures and entrepreneurial activities, supporting organizations, unrelated business income tax, advocacy and campaign activities, charitable solicitations, endowment management, governance issues, compensation matters, unusual and complex grants, foreign activities, mission and program related investments, intermediate sanctions, audit defense, complex gifts, and gifts with tax shelter implications.
Director
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
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Director in the Nonprofit and Tax-exempt Organizations group. Practice 100% devoted to representing tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations with respect to corporate, tax and regulatory issues. Clients include private foundations, public charities, schools, hospitals, and various types of noncharitable entities.
Partner
Quarles & Brady, LLP
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I devoted my practice to 75% tax exempt organizations and 25% estate planning. I primarily represented grant-making foundations, health care institutions, religious institutions, and schools with respect to their corporate, tax and regulatory issues.
Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated Cum Laude, Deans List
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Northeastern University
B.A. | Philosophy
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
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University of Washington School of Law
Taxation
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Honors: LL.M. in Taxation
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Arizona
Member
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 26719
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Contact & Map
Caritas Law Group, PC
1102 A Street, Suite 300 #48
Tacoma, WA 98402
Toll-Free: (602) 456-0071
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Carter Law Group
2307 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85282
Telephone: (602) 456-0071
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
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