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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Exempt Organizations


Head of the Firm’s Exempt Organizations Practice. Advises a variety of internal and domestic exempt organizations, including all forms of private foundations and public charities. Also advises donors and the governing bodies of exempt organizations.


Joined Firm 1992; Partner  2013


Past Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation Committee on Exempt Organizations; Recent Board Member, Doctors Without Borders; Board of Advisors, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law; New York Bar.


New York University (J.D., magna cum laude); Cornell University (B.S.)

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

David ShevlinSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s tax-exempt practice is based in New York and led by the deeply experienced David Shevlin who has over two decades of expertise in the field. The group has an excellent market reputation handling high-end matters for leading public charities, private foundations and donors across litigation and corporate, and has demonstrable strength in corporate tax issues. Senior counsel John Bennet leads the firm’s endowment advisory practice and is recommended for program-related investments whilst Jennifer Franklin is the name for charitable gift-planning. Also in the core group is Maura Whelan who advises on domestic and international grant making. Highly rated associate Kevin Roe is ‘excellent and really clever’ according to peers and advises higher education institutions and healthcare clients on endowments.