Gregory B. LamManaging Partner
- J.D., University of Kansas, 1991
- B.A., Geography, University of Kansas, 1987 with distinction
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
- Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations
- Charitable Solicitations and Fundraising Counsel
- Regulatory and Compliance
Lam is the managing partner in the Kansas City office. For more than 20 years, Lam has advised clients in the areas of corporate, tax and charitable fundraising law. He specializes in legal issues related to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations including public charity status, governance, intermediate sanctions, lobbying, political activities, unrelated business income tax (UBIT), use of supporting organizations and fundraising.
Nonprofit clients come to Lam for both general counsel and specialized services. Lam has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and numerous state agencies and courts. He serves as legislative consultant to the Giving Institute (formerly the American Association of Fundraising Counsel) and as lecturer on charitable solicitations law, Internal Revenue Service regulatory issues, corporate governance and charity formation as well as nonprofit law.
Publications / Speaking Engagements
Annual Contributor, Giving USA Philanthropy Spotlight
"Multi-state Fundraising Registration." Speaker at the 2016 Not-For-Profit Conference, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Englewood, CO, May 2016.
Lam, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the TEGE Exempt Organizations Council. This Council is a consolidation of the old regional Exempt Organization Councils into a National TEGE Council. The “old” regional model for TEGE Councils was strong, but is no longer supported by the IRS. The TEGE Exempt Organizations Council will continue to serve exempt organization legal and accounting practitioners by providing and maintaining open lines of communication between the Tax Exempt & Government Entities Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the practitioner community. The Council will also continue as a liaison with the IRS by providing the TEGE Division of IRS with the thinking of the practitioner community on procedural and systemic matters, providing practitioners a forum to share their concerns with the IRS regarding both policies and specific tax issues and procedures and educating the practitioner community and the exempt organizations community.
Lam resides in Lawrence, Kansas, with his wife Keela and two children, Willoughby and Wellsley. They enjoy anything involving the great outdoors.