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Greg A. Larson

Greg Larson counsels nonprofit organizations in all aspects of their businesses, including formation, tax-exemption matters, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, financing, regulatory matters, and general business matters. Greg advises private foundations on the special tax regulations affecting them, especially issues concerning grant-making and fellowship program design and implementation. In his practice, Greg frequently advises higher education institutions and their related foundations, as well as health care entities, especially hospitals and long-term care providers.

Prior to entering law school, Greg worked as an editor at a book publisher and taught college courses in rhetoric and composition.

Experience

  • Provides ongoing advice regarding tax-exemption matters and regulatory compliance
  • Assists in all aspects of joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions for nonprofit, higher education, and health care providers
  • Counsels colleges, universities, and related foundations on gift acceptance, endowment funds, and scholarship programs
  • Advises private foundations regarding governance, grant-making programs, and general compliance
  • Advises hospitals and medical staffs regarding medical staff issues and peer review
  • Advises long-term care providers regarding compliance and contracting issues
  • Acts as borrower’s counsel in tax-exempt bond financings
  • Incorporates and obtains tax-exempt status for new organizations

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "Playing Your Hand: Managing Restricted and Complex Gifts and Funds," Minnesota Council on Nonprofits Finance and Sustainability Conference, March 31, 2022
  • Host, 2022 Nonprofit Law Conference, Minnesota CLE, March 8, 2022
  • Co-Presenter, “First Steps Towards Assisted Living Licensure,” LeadingAge Minnesota, April 7, 2021
  • Presenter, “Confronting Financial Challenges in Higher Ed,” Employment Law Alliance, October 20, 2020
  • Moderator, "Give It Up but Don’t Tie It Up: Considerations for Restricted Gifts," Gray Plant Mooty Event & Webinar, April 17, 2019 
  • Co-Presenter, "Navigating the New Tax Law Changes in the Nonprofit World," Gray Plant Mooty Event & Webinar, April 24, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, "Washington Update: The Debate over How to ‘Repeal and Replace’ the Affordable Care Act," Gray Plant Mooty Health Law Conference, July 20, 2017
  • Presenter, "Financial Relationships with Executives and Other Organizational Insiders: Avoiding Excess Benefit Transactions,” Minnesota CLE Center, Nonprofit Law Conference, March 17, 2017
  • Presenter, “The Yin and Yang of Governance,” Minnesota CLE Center, Nonprofit Law Conference, April 11, 2016
  • Presenter, “Fundraising Essentials for Minnesota Nonprofits,” Hennepin County Bar Association LINC, March 24, 2016
  • Presenter, “To Be or Not to Be a Church: Tax Exemption Issues for Religious Colleges and Universities,” Legal and Public Policy Conference, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities,  October 2, 2015
  • Presenter, “HIPAA / HITECH Act Compliance: Preparing for Phase 2 Audits,” GPM Health Law Conference, July 14, 2015
  • Presenter, “Public Benefit Corporations: Est. 2015 2007? 1978?,” Community Development Clinic, William Mitchell College of Law, April 24, 2015
  • Presenter, “Fold, Bet, or Raise Funds: A Primer on Charitable Gambling,” Nonprofit Law Brownbag Series, Minnesota CLE Center, March 27, 2015
  • Panelist, “Two Sides of the Charitable Giving Coin: Comparing Donor Advised Funds and Private Foundations,” Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, March 10, 2015
  • Presenter, “Charitable Gambling: This Ain’t Vegas,” Nonprofit Law Conference, Minnesota CLE Center, March 12, 2014
  • Presenter, “How to Serve on a Nonprofit Board of Directors,” Minnesota CLE Center Live Webcast, August 12, 2013
  • Presenter, “Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues,” Nonprofit Organizations from Start to Finish, NBI Conference, June 2012 
  • Presenter, “Duties and Liabilities of Nonprofit Officers and Directors,” Nonprofit Organizations from Start to Finish, NBI Conference, June 2012 
  • Presenter, “Collaborations & Affiliations: Joint Ventures, Subsidiary Relationships, and Mergers & Combinations,” Minnesota Nonprofit Deskbook Seminars, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5, 2011 
  • Presenter, “Special Issues for Nonprofit Employers,” GPM Employment Law Seminar, April 21, 2010 
  • Presenter, “Intermediate Sanctions,” How to Keep Tax-Exempt Organizations in Compliance, NBI Conference, December 2008
  • Presenter, “Did We Do That Right? Compliance Issues for Health Providers,” GPM Health Law Conference, July 2007

Client Alerts and Blog Posts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Nonprofit Corporation Committee
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Youth Mentor, TreeHouse
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, Cornerstone Advocacy Service

Honors

  • “North Star Lawyers,” Minnesota State Bar Association, 2019 - 2020
  • “Minnesota Rising Star,” Thomson Reuters, 2013
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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.4276

Assistant

Jayme D’Heilly 
612.632.3053

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Court Memberships

  • Minnesota

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005, William Mitchell Law Review, editor; President's Scholar

Iowa State University, M.A., with highest honors, 1995

University of Minnesota, summa cum laude, 1992, undergraduate degree; Phi Beta Kappa