Declan Tansey's practice focuses on helping international nongovernmental organizations, private foundations, public charities, trade associations, advocacy organizations, and other tax-exempt organizations in strategic planning and decision-making, including relating to taxation and compliance with government regulation. He has provided legal advice to leading nonprofit foundations and has helped clients seek and receive federal grants. His work encompasses a broad range of operational, regulatory, and transactional matters, including qualification and compliance with grant programs, business activities, lobbying and political activities, and other requirements for tax-exempt organizations. He also represents clients with strategic and legal advice on charitable, advocacy-related, and political giving.

Mr. Tansey received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was the Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review.


The Advisor: Helping You Manage Your Life and Legacy in Today's Complex World
Private Client Services Newsletter
Charitable Fundraising: Managing Compliance in a Changing Digital Age
Arnold & Porter Seminar/Webinar, Washington, DC
UBIT - The Hand That Feeds You
Non-Profits and Associations Forum of the National Capital Region Association of Corporate Counsel, Washington, DC
Preparing Your Estate Plan for Tax Reform
Private Client Services Newsletter
A Charitable Gift Receipt Is Worth a Lot More Than the Paper it Is Written on—Tax Court Denies $64 Million Deduction Due to Defective Donation Acknowledgment
Private Client Services Newsletter


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2015
  • BA, University of Virginia, 2010
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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