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Oh Say Can You 501(c): Tax Exemption and Other Compliance Issues for Gun Clubs and Ranges

This presentation will cover the legal requirements for gun clubs and ranges to qualify as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(7). The presentation will also discuss ongoing IRS compliance issues for each of these types of tax-exempt organizations including lobbying and political intervention limits and prohibitions and unrelated business income. State regulations and compliance issues such as charitable solicitation registrations will also be covered.

MORGAN SHIELDS
Assistant General Counsel, NRA Office of the General Counsel

Firearms Law Practice Development and Management

If you’re an attorney with a passion for the Second Amendment and all it represents, incorporating firearms law into your law practice could make your work more fulfilling and advance the cause of liberty. This presentation will address the opportunities and challenges of building a firearms law practice.

We’ll first measure the market for firearms-related legal services. Next we will examine the opportunities in firearms law across a wide range of practice areas, including criminal defense, estate planning, constitutional law, intellectual property, commercial law, and more. We will look at the experiences of attorneys from across these practice areas and from across the nation. Their examples will reveal the marketing, technological, and ethical issues which can arise in a modern firearms practice. The presentation will conclude with recommendations of practical steps for getting your firearms law practice started.

MATTHEW J. BERGSTROM
Arsenal Attorneys