David C. Ulich: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

David C. Ulich


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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Hedge Funds and Private Equity
  • Corporate Tax
  • Private Wealth Services
  • Corporate
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • International Practice
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit
University Haverford College, B.A., 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1984 Member, UCLA Law Review; New York University, LL.M., 1985
Admitted1984, California

David is a partner of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and is head of the firm's Non Profit Sector Team.

Areas of Practice

David provides general business and tax advice to educational, public and religious charities such as Childhelp USA, the American Film Institute, Aids Project Los Angeles, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Mission Without Borders, Foundation for Global Sports Development and others. His work includes: (i) preparing applications on behalf of these Not-for-Profit entities for tax exemptions and non-profit status under federal and state tax guidelines; (ii) giving ongoing advice to prevent jeopardizing their non-profit status; (iii) helping non-profits to joint venture on projects with other non-profits as well as for profit entities; (iv) dealing with excess benefit and private inurement issues; (v) handling all aspects of unrelated business taxation issues; (vi) drafting donation and sponsorship agreements; (vii)providing guidance on non-profit governance and appropriate director and officer conduct, including compliance and disclosure issues; and (viii) reviewing Director & Officers liability and insurance issues.

David is actively involved with a non-profit organization, Foundation for Global Sports Development, that works closely with the International Olympic Committee and a variety of International Sports Federations on global sports development projects. David was also actively involved in researching the use of performance-enhancing substances by former East German athletes and contributed to a book on the subject called Faust's Gold.

David has extensive experience in the structuring of corporate reorganizations, including mergers, stock for stock exchanges, corporate spin-offs and shareholder redemptions, as well as the tax treatment of "S" corporations. He has handled all aspects of partnership and limited liability company taxation including formation and dissolution of partnerships and LLC's, drafting partnership and LLC agreements, merging of partnerships and tax treatment of partners, and LLC members in transactions with their companies.


Representative Foundation/Non-Profit Clients

All American Motorsports Foundation

American Film Institute

The Angus Mitchell Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Space for Photography

British Academy of Film & Television

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles

Central Hollywood Coalition

Childhelp USA

Childhelp-Great Tomorrow

Harry and Judith Collins Foundation

Christian Broadcasting Network

Commerce of Concerned Christians

Cottonwood Christian Center

The Disc Foundation

Discovery Fund for Eye Research


Foundation for Global Sports Development-Board Member/Officer

Frank & Janet Foster Foundation

Generosity Water, Inc.

Glory Tabernacle Metropolitan Church

The Hale Foundation

The Healing Channel

Herbalife Nutrition Institute

Humane America Foundation

International Surfing Association Foundation

B.K. Kee Foundation

Kiang Family Foundation

Knowles Family Foundation

Lancelot Foundation

La Valencia Hotel Employees Scholarship Foundation

Leonard Schwartzman Foundation

Lew Wasserman Scholarship Foundation

Life Be In It

Lifeline Partners Foundation

The Little Chapel

The Ann and George Lopez Foundation

Los Angeles Sephardic Home For the Aging

Los Angeles Tennis Club

The Kim and Harold Louis Family Foundation

Lusardi Foundation

Metabolic Studio

Taylor and Diane Miller Family Foundation

Mission Without Borders

Noreen Fraser Foundation


OnPoint Technologies, Inc.

George A. Pflaum Foundation

Project Concern International

Province of St. Augustine of California

Skechers Foundation

Sojourn Care Foundation

Temple Judea

365 Birthdays

United Church of God

Watts Health Foundation, Inc.

We Care For Kids, Inc.

The Kevin Wendle Foundation

The Yanks Air Museum


· Member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Partnership Taxation

· Adjunct member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Corporate Taxation

· Board of Directors, Terralex, an international referral service for law firms

· Professor, University of Southern California Masters Tax Program, where he taught classes on the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders

· Board of Directors, several non-profit foundations


Art Gallery Law Blog Articles

· "The Art of Making Donations", March 18, 2009

Corporate & Securities Law Blog Articles

· "IRS Issues New Guidance to Private Foundations on Program Related Investments," May 14, 2012

 (Also at Avenue of the Stars Office)


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David C. Ulich

Forty-Third Floor, 333 South Hope Street
Los AngelesCA 90071-1448


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