Legal Counsel

Bruce R. Hopkins practices in the field of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. His clients include charitable and educational organizations, associations, colleges, universities, hospitals, other health care providers, religious organizations, business and professional associations, and private foundations. Many nonprofit organizations retain Mr. Hopkins as general counsel; others use his services as special tax and/or fundraising counsel.

Consultation on Nonprofit Operations

Nonprofit organizations work with Mr. Hopkins to establish and qualify for tax exemption and to establish and operate charitable and fundraising programs.

Mr. Hopkins advises on matters such as public charity/private foundation qualification, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, the unrelated business income rules, and nonprofit involvement in partnerships and other joint ventures. Collateral areas of law, such as postal laws and charitable fundraising regulation, are also part of Mr. Hopkins’ practice.

Expert Witness 

Bruce R. Hopkins has served as an expert witness in more than 30 cases.


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Presenter and Speaker

Each year, Bruce R. Hopkins makes many presentations focused on the field of nonprofit law and tax-exempt organizations. Presentations are often made to charitable educational, health care, professional and religious associations, colleges, universities, and private foundations. Following are Hopkins' upcoming presentations in 2018. 

2018 Presentations

Thursday, May 17, 2018

“Current Developments in Nonprofit Law”

Presentation at Kansas University School of Law
annual CLE conference, Lawrence, Kansas


Monday, June 18, 2018

“Tax Law Update”

Presentation at American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Not-for-Profit Industry conference

Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center

Washington, D.C. area


Thursday, September 21, 2018

“Important Developments”

Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

Colorado Springs, CO


Friday, September 22, 2018

“Excess Business Holdings Issues and Solutions”

Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

Colorado Springs, CO


Thursday, November 8, 2018

“Current Developments Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations”

Seattle Nonprofit Law Conference

Seattle, Washington