Anne K. Gerson is counsel in Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing nonprofit organizations, including public charities, private foundations, religious organizations, trade associations, educational organizations, arts organizations, social clubs, and other tax-exempt entities. She counsels and advises clients on federal tax issues such as domestic and international grant-making, self-dealing and excess benefit transactions, obtaining and maintaining exempt status, unrelated business income tax, excess business holdings, program-related investments, lobbying and political activity, IRS audits, state law issues, contracts, intellectual property, and corporate governance matters, among others.
Ms. Gerson is admitted to practice in New York and California. She is currently practicing under the supervision of Venable partners admitted to the D.C. Bar while her application to the Bar of the District of Columbia is pending. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She holds both a J.D. and an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law and was the NYU Tax Policy Fellow at the United States Department of Treasury in 2004.
In 2015, Ms. Gerson received the Outstanding Young Nonprofit Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Nonprofit Organizations Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Exempt Organizations Committee and a Member of the New York City Bar Association, and has served as a member and as Secretary of the New York City Bar Association Committee on Non-Profit Organizations.