Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum

Jeffrey Tenenbaum chairs Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. He is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys, and also is an accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on nonprofit legal matters. Based in the firm's Washington, DC office, Mr. Tenenbaum counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting charities, foundations, trade and professional associations, think tanks, advocacy groups, and other nonprofit organizations, and regularly represents clients before Congress, federal and state regulatory agencies, and in connection with governmental investigations, enforcement actions, litigation, and in dealing with the media. He also has served as an expert witness in several court cases on nonprofit legal issues.

Mr. Tenenbaum was the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association's Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award, and was an inaugural (2004) recipient of the Washington Business Journal's Top Washington Lawyers Award. He was one of only seven "Leading Lawyers" in the Not-for-Profit category in the prestigious 2012 Legal 500 rankings, one of only eight in the 2013 rankings, and one of only nine in the 2014 rankings. Mr. Tenenbaum was recognized in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in Tax Law by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. He was the 2004 recipient of The Center for Association Leadership's Chairman's Award, and the 1997 recipient of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives' Chairman's Award. Mr. Tenenbaum was listed in the 2012-15 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Non-Profit/Charities Law, and was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Washington DC Super Lawyers in the Nonprofit Organizations category. In 2011, he was named as one of Washington, DC’s “Legal Elite” by SmartCEO Magazine. He was a 2008-09 Fellow of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia and is AV Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Tenenbaum started his career in the nonprofit community by serving as Legal Section manager at the American Society of Association Executives, following several years working on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant.

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Areas of Practice 1) Tax and Wealth Planning, 2) Antitrust, 3) Political Law, 4) Business Transactions Tax, 5) Tax Controversies and Litigation, 6) Tax Policy, 7) Tax-Exempt Organizations, 8) Wealth Planning and 9) Regulatory
Law School The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law ( J.D., 1996)
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1990)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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