George E. Constantine

George Constantine concentrates his practice exclusively on providing legal counseling to and advocacy for nonprofit organizations, including trade associations, professional societies, advocacy groups, charities, and other entities. He has extensive experience with many of the major legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations, including contracts, tax, antitrust, governance, and political activity matters.

Mr. Constantine has represented Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) clients on a number of critical tax-exemption matters, including representing clients that are undergoing Internal Revenue Service examinations challenging their exempt status; he has assisted associations and other nonprofit organizations going through mergers, consolidations, joint ventures, and dissolutions; and he has provided ongoing counseling on numerous transactional and governance matters that are unique to nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Constantine serves on the Legal Section Council of the American Society of Association Executives. In addition, Mr. Constantine is the former Staff Counsel of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the 25,000-member national society for trade and professional association executives. As ASAE’s sole staff attorney, he gained in-depth experience with the many legal issues facing associations. He also represented ASAE’s interests before Congress and federal agencies. Mr. Constantine co-chairs Venable’s Regulatory Practice Group.

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Areas of Practice 1) Political Law, 2) Tax-Exempt Organizations, 3) Tax Controversies and Litigation, 4) Tax and Wealth Planning and 5) Regulatory
Law School University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 1998)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Loyola College in Maryland (B.A., 1990)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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