Jonathan D. Ackerman

Jonathan D. Ackerman: Attorney with Law Office of Jonathan Ackerman, LLC AV stamp icon
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Jonathan represents donors and tax-exempt organizations on a national basis. His advice is often sought by charitable and other tax-exempt organizations in their creation, qualification, governance and operation. He also assists charities with respect to contributions and other funding opportunities, as well as assisting families who desire to integrate philanthropy into their financial and estate planning (and their advisors). Jonathan also represents these clients regarding legislative and regulatory tax matters at all levels of government.

For the past 25 years, Jonathan has developed considerable experience in the areas of charitable gift planning, tax-exempt organizations, charitable solicitations laws, federal corporate and partnership taxation, estate planning and probate, IRS practice and procedure, real estate and business formations and transactions. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of charitable gift planning and tax-exempt organizations and has published articles in The Journal of Gift Planning, the Planned Giving Design Center, Planned Giving Today, Charitable Gift Planning News, the American Bankers Association Journal, the Southeast Regional Wealth Management Magazine, and the Maryland State Bar Journal.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Tax Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Gift Planning
  • Closely Held Business Enterprises
  • Trusts and Estates Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
410-702-4083  Phone
410-363-1187  Phone
410-581-0123  Fax
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., Economics and Government and Politics, 1978
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore Law School, J.D., 1983; Georgetown University Law Center, M.L. in Taxation, 1985
Year of First Admission:
1985, U.S. Tax Court; 2004, District of Columbia; 1984, Maryland
Maryland State (Member, Section of Taxation; Member, Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, Section of Trusts and Estates) and American (Member, Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections) Bar Associations; Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly National Committee on Planned Giving); Maryland Association of Nonprofits Organizations; Chesapeake Planned Giving Council.
Hobbies & interests:
Music - listening and playing

Peer Reviews

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Owings Mills, Maryland

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