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Loeb & Loeb LLP

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Diara Holmes

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Loeb & Loeb LLP

Work Department

Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations

Position

Co-Chair, Nonprofits & Tax Exempt Organizations; Co-Chair, Loeb & Loeb's Attorneys of Color and Ethnic Diversity Affinity Group

Career

Diara M. Holmes serves as co-chair of the firm's Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice. She counsels tax-exempt organizations, including large public charities; colleges, universities and other higher education organizations; foreign charities and their U.S. affiliates; associations; government instrumentalities; social welfare organizations; and religious organizations on a broad range of tax compliance and governance issues.

She advises non-profit and for-profit organizations on structuring a variety of transactions—including joint ventures, corporate sponsorships, merchandising, cause-related marketing, and other revenue generating strategies. In addition, she works with high-net-worth individuals and families to establish family foundations and donor-advised funds.

Diara has represented numerous organizations before the IRS—navigating complex audits involving an array of issues (e.g., executive compensation, unrelated business tax, and political campaign intervention); seeking private letter rulings regarding proposed transactions, requesting determination letters regarding public charity classification, applying for exempt status, and seeking reinstatement of exempt status following auto-revocation.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.P.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.


United States: Tax

Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Diara Holmes - Loeb & Loeb LLP

Within: Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)

Loeb & Loeb LLP has a top quality national practice that provides the full range of advice to non-profit organisations. Of recent note, the team advised Fidelis Care, its corporate members, and the Catholic Dioceses of New York on the $3.3bn sale of Fidelis Care to Centene Corp, the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plan provider; this marked the largest-ever non-profit sale in New York and helped create Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, the state's largest charitable foundation, which the firm continues to advise. The firm also served as examiner's counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of WonderWork, which was one of the largest non-profit bankruptcies in recent history. New York-based co-chair Jason Lilien and Washington DC-based partner Marcus Owens have both previously held high-ranking government positions; department co-chair Diara Holmes and Los Angeles-based tax expert Leah Bishop are also recommended.

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