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Leah Bishop

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Nonprofits and Tax-Exempt Organizations; Tax


Co-Chair, Trusts and Estates


Leah Bishop focuses her practice on estate and gift tax planning for high net worth individuals and closely held businesses, and in the administration of estates and trusts. Ms. Bishop also has extensive experience in the areas of charitable giving and tax exempt organizations and co-chairs the firm's national practice in this area.

Ms. Bishop’s estate planning experience includes substantially all aspects of legal matters pertaining to high net worth individuals, including probate court procedures, living trusts, gift and insurance trusts, and sophisticated transfer tax techniques. Her charitable giving and exempt organizations representation involves all aspects of tax and corporate nonprofit law. Ms. Bishop represents many leading private foundations and public charities.

Ms. Bishop has lectured on charitable giving and wealth management for the Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations, the CPA Foundation, YPO, The Blue Ribbon Finance Forum, Harvard-Westlake, Occidental College, UCLA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), ArtTable, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Committee for the Arts, the Skirball Cultural Center, Hebrew Union College, the California Community Foundation, and the Jewish Community Foundation, among others.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1979
Columbia Law Review
Brandeis University, B.A., 1975, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa

United States: Finance

Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a ‘depth of experience and knowledge, which, combined with the high level of client service, makes it very competitive in this area’. Tax specialists Diara Holmes and Marcus Owens joined the firm’s Washington DC office in 2015 from Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered and are commended for their ‘responsiveness and “can-do” attitude’. The firm makes use of its trusts and estates, charitable giving and tax practices to provide a full service to its not-for-profit clients and has been assisting clients in a range of matters, from defending tax-exemption status against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to assisting with charitable giving, program-related investments (PRIs) and setting up for-profit subsidiaries. Recent highlights include advising Audrey Irmas on the gift and sale of a piece of art. New York-based lawyers Jason Lilien and Eliot Green are also recommended, as is Leah Bishop in Los Angeles. The firm strengthened its team via the acquisition of Preston Quesenberry to its Washington DC team as of counsel; Quesenberry brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous role as a senior attorney in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities division at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Loeb & Loeb LLP’s practice, which is jointly headed by Leah Bishop in Los Angeles and Bruce Wexler in New York, has developed a strong reputation among non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, charities, estates and high-net-worth individuals. Bishop specializes in charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations and Wexler is an expert in trusts and estates.

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