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Ms Diara Holmes
Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations
Co-Chair, Nonprofits & Tax Exempt Organizations; Co-Chair, Loeb & Loeb’s Attorneys of Color and Ethnic Diversity Affinity Group
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.
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)(Next Generation Partners)
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.
- Next Generation Partners - United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)
- Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities) - United States > Tax
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: transactional
- Intellectual property > Copyright
- M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)
- Tax > Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)
- Media, technology and telecoms > Advertising and marketing: litigation
- Media, technology and telecoms > Media and entertainment: transactional
- Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing
- Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
- Industry focus > Sport
- Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation
- Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
- Real estate > Real estate
- Real estate > Real estate
- Tax > US taxes: non-contentious