Keith Kehrer is a partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Mr. Kehrer focuses his practice on issues related to tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Kehrer has advised numerous tax-exempt organizations on a variety of nonprofit corporate and tax-related issues under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, including issues related to organization, qualification, combination, lobbying, political campaign activity, private inurement, excess benefit, and unrelated business income. He has also advises numerous private foundations on issues related to self-dealing, minimum distribution requirements, excess business holdings, jeopardizing investments, taxable expenditures, and foreign activities. He also advises supporting organizations, hospitals, medical research organizations, institutions of higher education, religious organizations, community foundations, donor-advised fund sponsors, governmental entities, social welfare organizations, trade associations, business leagues, title-holding companies, and social clubs regarding issues specific to such organizations. He also advises regarding charitable planning and registration with respect to solicitation, professional fundraisers, and commercial co-ventures. He also advises tax-exempt organizations in connection with IRS audits, IRS appeals, Attorney General investigations, Tax Court cases, and has served as an expert witness regarding nonprofit executive compensation issues.
Mr. Kehrer teaches a class regarding tax-exempt organizations at Washington University School of Law. Mr. Kehrer is Co-Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations / Nonprofit Law Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and a frequent speaker regarding nonprofit and tax-exempt organization issues. Mr. Kehrer has written several articles on nonprofit topics, including Form 990 policies and compliance and establishing nonprofit executive compensation, and is the managing editor of a blog regarding legal issues impacting tax-exempt organizations. Mr. Kehrer is also a certified public accountant.
New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 2000
Washington University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1999
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, M.S., Accounting, 1997
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, B.S., Accounting, cum laude, 1995
- Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Areas of Expertise
- Keith Kehrer, “Setting Nonprofit Executive Compensation,” Execusense (2012)
- Keith Kehrer & Jim Matthews, “The New Form 990: Having Good Policies is Good Policy,” Taxation of Exempts, Volume 20, Issue 5 (Mar/Apr 2009)
- Kehrer, K., “How to Organize a Nonprofit,” 15571 NBI-CLE 1 (2004)
- Kehrer, K., “How to Become Tax Exempt,” 15571 NBI-CLE 72 (2004)
- Kehrer, K., “What Tax Exemptions are Available,” 15571 NBI-CLE 49 (2004)
- Activity and Affiliations
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Co-Chair, Tax-Exempt Organizations / Nonprofit Law Section
- American Bar Association, Tax Section, Exempt Organizations Committe
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tax Section
- Honors and Awards