Carter Law Group represents tax-exempt and nonprofit companies with respect to their general business, tax, and regulatory needs. We also represent donors contemplating significant gifts and socially responsible companies considering corporate giving strategies.

Our practice touches on all aspects of general business law with a particular emphasis on the federal tax laws and state statutes that are exclusive to nonprofits. Counter intuitively, tax-exempt organizations generally have more, rather than fewer, I.R.S. compliance issues because the I.R.S. must ensure that the valuable tax-exemptions, eligibility for deductible contributions, tax-exempt bond funding and other benefits are not exploited.

Our exclusive focus allows us to stay on top of the evolving legal and regulatory climate for nonprofits. It allows us to provide advice and counsel based on deep experience and extensive contacts within the philanthropic sector. Our goal is to leverage that experience to help our clients avoid costly legal mistakes while maximizing their community impact.

Main Location

849 North Third Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-456-0071
2 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Ellis McGehee Carter Ellis McGehee Carter Carter Law Group, P.C.
Practicing in: Non-Profit / Charities Law
Practicing in: Non-Profit / Charities Law

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    Client Comments

    "I am writing on behalf of Ellis Carter. Ms. Carter has performed considerable tax work for Scottsdale Healthcare, the largest employer in the City of Scottsdale, for some time now. She is well respected by our senior management team and I would put her in my top tier of outside legal specialists that I engage. She is clearly one of the best tax lawyers in the Phoenix metro area. She is responsive, well researched and engaged. I am pleased to serve as a reference for Ellis. , "
    - David Benz
    Banner Health
    "Ellis Carter specializes in non-profit. She is the best in the field: responsive, precise in her approach, and communication. An astute lawyer with heart, Ellis is well known and well respected in the legal and non-profit community. People who have meet Ellis would not, and could not work with anyone else in the field."
    - Christine French
    Diversity Leadership Alliance
    "Ellis Carter is an exceptional lawyer for our nonprofit. Ms. Carter quickly responds with information regarding any issue or situation that we request of her. She has continually gone beyond what was expected, providing additional guidance and contacts that have helped us serve our population better. Ms. Carter is our security check before a document or action goes out our door."
    - Dana Campbell Saylor
    YWCA of Maricopa County
    "Ellis Carter has served as our Counsel for approximately three years. During that period, she has been exceptionally successful in representing the interests of the organization. Her negotiating skills have been outstanding in dealing with a very difficult third party. As a result of her persistence and expert representation, the organization has recovered funds that were likely never to have been recovered without recourse to litigation. Her deep knowledge of the law relevant to the issues involved in our matter has been directly responsible for the successful outcome of our dispute with a major organization."
    - Thomas Engelhardt
    Sundome Performing Arts Association
    "Ellis Carter is the best lawyer specializing in the nonprofit sector that we have ever used. She is knowledgeable, practical, quick, and ethical. I have recommended her to others, and always with excellent results."
    - Roger Hughes
    St. Luke's Health Initiatives
    "I am writing on behalf of Ellis Carter. Ms. Carter has performed considerable tax work for Scottsdale Healthcare, the largest employer in the City of Scottsdale, for some time now. She is well respected by our senior management team and I would put her in my top tier of outside legal specialists that I engage. She is clearly one of the best tax lawyers in the Phoenix metro area. She is responsive, well researched and engaged. I am pleased to serve as a reference for Ellis. "
    "Ellis is well informed on the complex configuration of that portion of the tax code relevant to tax-exempt organizations, especially for our needs applicable to private foundations. She has a solid grasp of such grey zones as limitations on foundations working in the public policy arena and such technical dimensions as excess compensation provisions and documentation. Equally helpful, as an attorney specializing in this sector, is her background and experience in finance and accounting. The combination is dynamite."
    "I am writing on behalf of Ellis Carter. Ms. Carter has performed considerable tax work for Scottsdale Healthcare, the largest employer in the City of Scottsdale, for some time now. She is well respected by our senior management team and I would put her in my top tier of outside legal specialists that I engage. She is clearly one of the best tax lawyers in the Phoenix metro area. She is responsive, well researched and engaged. I am pleased to serve as a reference for Ellis. , "
    - David Benz
    Banner Health
    "Ellis Carter specializes in non-profit. She is the best in the field: responsive, precise in her approach, and communication. An astute lawyer with heart, Ellis is well known and well respected in the legal and non-profit community. People who have meet Ellis would not, and could not work with anyone else in the field."
    - Christine French
    Diversity Leadership Alliance
    "Ellis Carter is an exceptional lawyer for our nonprofit. Ms. Carter quickly responds with information regarding any issue or situation that we request of her. She has continually gone beyond what was expected, providing additional guidance and contacts that have helped us serve our population better. Ms. Carter is our security check before a document or action goes out our door."
    - Dana Campbell Saylor
    YWCA of Maricopa County
    "Ellis Carter has served as our Counsel for approximately three years. During that period, she has been exceptionally successful in representing the interests of the organization. Her negotiating skills have been outstanding in dealing with a very difficult third party. As a result of her persistence and expert representation, the organization has recovered funds that were likely never to have been recovered without recourse to litigation. Her deep knowledge of the law relevant to the issues involved in our matter has been directly responsible for the successful outcome of our dispute with a major organization."
    - Thomas Engelhardt
    Sundome Performing Arts Association

    Carter Law Group, P.C.

    Main Location

    849 North Third Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    Phone: 602-456-0071
    2 offices

    Personnel

    Partners: 2
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 1
    Paralegals: 1

    Practice Areas

    Non-Profit / Charities Law