Bridget M. Weiss represents tax-exempt organizations, including charities, private foundations, advocacy organizations, trade associations, medical research organizations and international nongovernmental organizations. She has experience advising tax-exempt organizations in a wide variety of contexts throughout their entire lifecycle – from initial qualification for tax-exempt status to ongoing operations, including implementation of complex programs, grantmaking, lobbying and political activities and business activities. Ms. Weiss counsels tax-exempt organizations and their governing bodies facing tax and governance controversies, including both internal investigations and audits and other examinations by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other government regulators. She also represents individuals and corporate donors on major gifts and other charitable programs.

In addition, Ms. Weiss provides advice to tax-exempt recipients of federal grants with respect to grants compliance programs, in addition to conducting internal investigations and responding to federal audits and other enforcement actions.

Ms. Weiss also represents business entities and individuals in a variety of other contexts, including in the disclosure of offshore assets and income through participation in the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Ms. Weiss has extensive experience in tax issues related to settlements of complex litigation, including implementation of funding structures such as qualified settlement funds and structured settlements.

Experience

  • National social service organization in responding to government audit of significant federal grants, including internal and forensic investigations, as well as establishment of corrective compliance program.
  • International humanitarian organization in evaluation of federal grants and contracts compliance programs, including programs applicable to affiliated and subrecipient organizations.

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
US Taxes: Non-Contentious (2014, 2017)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2004, cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • AB, Brown University, 1998
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Activities
  • Member, Board of Directors, Sitar Arts Center

  • Selection Committee Member, The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

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