Wendell R. Bird, P.C.

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Attorney Awards


Member, Board of Editors, Yale Law Journal, 1977-1978. Recipient, Egger Prize, Yale Law School. Law Clerk: Judge J. Dickson Phillips, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1978-1979; Judge Robert S. Vance, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1979-1980. Author: "Religious Organizations and Tax Law," Federal and State Taxation of Exempt Organizations, Chapter 4, Warren Gorhan & Lamont Publishers, 1994; "Unrelated Debt-Financed Income," 8 CCH Federal Tax Service J: Chapter 6, 1988; "Pension Protection Act," Charitable Giving 719, 2007; "Tax Relief Act of 2005 and Charities," 17 Taxation of Exempts 201, 2006; "Charitable Techniques Most Charities Overlook," 16 Taxation of Exempts 260, 2005; "Election Year Issues for Exempts," 15 Taxation of Exempts 269, 2004; "Charitable Giving Techniques and Other Estate Techniques," 5 J. of Practical Estate Planning 9, Oct. 2003; "Charitable Gift Planning After Estate Tax Repeal," 14 Taxation of Exempts 114, Nov. 2002; "Donor Advised Funds and Community Foundations," 13 J. of Taxation of Exempt Organizations 6B, July 2001; "Family Limited Partnerships," 27 Tax Mgt. Estates, Gifts & Trusts J 131, May 2002; "Qualified Personal Residence Trusts," 25 Estate Planners' Alert 3, Nov. 2000; "Political Activities and Exempt Organizations," 12 J. of Taxation of Exempt Orgs. 243, Mar. 2000; "Employee/Independent Contractor Test," J Asset Protection 39, March, 1999; "Charitable Gift Annuities," Charitable Giving 712, 1998; "Estate Tax for Retirement Assets," 1 National Lawyers Association Rev. 5, 1997; "Foundation for New Era Philanthropy Scandal," 8 J of Taxation of Exempt Orgs. 69, 1996; "Exempt Organizations Rules on Political Activities," 7 J Tax Exempt Orgs. 195, 1995-1996; "Sales Taxes," 6 J Tax Exempt Orgs. 16, 1994; "State and Local Taxation of Exempt Organizations," 4 J Tax Exempt Orgs. 20, 1992; "Sales Tax for Tax-Exempt Entities," 2 J Multistate Taxation 203, 1992; "Exempt Religious Organizations Have Strict Limits," 48 Taxation for Accountants 207, 1991; "Exempt Organizations and Taxable Subsidies," 4 Practical Tax Lawyer 53, 1990; "Exempt Organizations and Publishing," 1 Tax-Exempt Orgs. 3024, 1989; "Estate and Gift Tax Savings," 57 Taxes 247, 1979. Expert Witness. Adjunct Professor, Emory University School of Law, 1985-1990. Lecturer, Washington Non-Profit Tax Conference, 1982-. Listed in: Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in American Law.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Business Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Nonprofit Organization Law
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404-264-9400  Phone
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude
Law School Attended:
Yale Law School, J.D., 1978; University of Oxford, D.Phil., (law-legal history)
Year of First Admission:
and U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits; 1981, California; 1980, Alabama; 1978, Georgia; 1982, Florida
American Law Institute (Life Member); American Bar Foundation; American Bar Association (Co-Chair: Subcommittee on Charitable Contributions; Past Chair: Subcommittee on Religious Organizations and Subcommittee on State and Local Taxes; Committee on Exempt Organizations; Section on Litigation).

Peer Reviews

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