Ellis Carter – Carter Law Group, P.C.

Practice/Organization Description

Carter Law Group represents tax-exempt and nonprofit companies with respect to their general business, tax, and regulatory needs. We also represent donors contemplating significant gifts and socially responsible companies considering corporate giving strategies.

Our practice touches on all aspects of general business law with a particular emphasis on the federal tax laws and state statutes that are exclusive to nonprofits. Counter intuitively, tax-exempt organizations generally have more, rather than fewer, I.R.S. compliance issues because the I.R.S. must ensure that the valuable tax-exemptions, eligibility for deductible contributions, tax-exempt bond funding and other benefits are not exploited.

Our exclusive focus allows us to stay on top of the evolving legal and regulatory climate for nonprofits. It allows us to provide advice and counsel based on deep experience and extensive contacts within the philanthropic sector.

Our goal is to leverage that experience to help our clients avoid costly legal mistakes while maximizing their community impact.

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2000

Washington, 1997


LL.M., University of Washington, 1998

J.D., cum laude, Seattle University, 1996

B.A., cum laude, Northeastern University, 1993

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, State Bar of Arizona

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, Tax Law Section and Committee on Exempt Organizations, American Bar Association

Founding Director, Diversity Leadership Alliance, 2004 to present

Director, PAFCO Advocacy, 2004 to 2008

Director, Awakening Seed School, 2008 to present

Honorary Director, YWCA of Maricopa County, 2005 to present

Honors and Awards

Rated “AV Preeminent” (the highest rating available), by Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, NonProfit/Charities Law, 2007 - 2011

Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Nonprofit and Charities Law, 2007

Volunteer Lawyers Program, NonProfit Advocate of the Year, 2002


849 N. 3rd Avenue
Phoenix , Arizona 85003, United States

Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Education
  • Health
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Taxation
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