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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
SUITE 3500
LOS ANGELES, CA 90067-3021
United States
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Doug has extensive experience in audits, appeals, and other tax controversies, including tax litigation. He has served as counsel to health care clients in a case that defined the limits of tax-exempt organizations participating in health care joint ventures and represents tax-exempt health plans throughout the United States.

Doug has authored or co-authored five books and treatises and more than 90 articles concerning tax-exempt organizations and health care issues. He is a former president of the American Health Lawyers Association and served for three years as vice chair publications of the ABA’s Tax Section. Doug is a frequent lecturer/speaker on many legal, tax and health care subjects. He enjoys a national reputation as one of the country’s top health care and tax-exempt organization lawyers.

Doug is active in many civic and charitable activities. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Burn Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Irvine Health Foundation, The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy and Health Net, Inc. (NYSE). He is also a member of the Executive Board and an executive vice president of the Music Center Leadership Council. He has previously served on the boards of several other nonprofit organizations, including the Kent State University Foundation, and the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.


  • JD, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    Summa cum laude
    Order of the coif
    Ohio State Law Journal, associate editor
  • BA, Kent State University
    Cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

(Leading lawyers)

Douglas MancinoSeyfarth Shaw LLP

The tax-exempt practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP is housed in Los Angeles and has extensive transactional tax expertise and experience in regulatory compliance for higher education and healthcare sector clients. Jointly managed by Ofer Lion and experienced practitioner Douglas Mancino, the team handles non-profit formation, international operations and lobbying and political activity for large public charities. It can also leverage its firm wide litigation offering to handle tax-related disputes. Senior counsel Christian Canas advises on exempt status formation and operational matters whilst Richard Schwartz in New York is the contact for hospitals on employee benefits, having over three decades of experience in this area. Lisa Schaures joined the team in Seattle from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in September 2021 and advises non-profits on corporate tax issues.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Seyfarth Shaw LLP enjoys an especially strong reputation in the real estate capital markets space, working with a mix of REITs and other institutional investors on a range of acquisitions, dispositions, and financings. The team is also noted for its capabilities as an advisor to tax-exempt organizations and life sciences entities. Chicago-based tax practice co-head and corporate department chair Steven Meier is highly experienced in various alternative investment ventures, including Qualified Opportunity Funds and like-kind exchange programs. New York-based practice co-head John Napoli routinely advises on real estate fund formations, including REITs and UPREITs, while on the West Coast, Los Angeles-based Douglas Mancino focuses on healthcare activities. Ofer Lion is recommended for his non-profit expertise.