Ellis Carter – Carter Law Group, P.C.

Practice/Organization Description

Carter Law Group, PC provides corporate, tax, regulatory and general business advice to nonprofit, tax-exempt, and mission based businesses.

With over 20 years experience, Carter Law Group serves nonprofits of all types and sizes including: private foundations, public charities, hospitals and healthcare organizations, support organizations, higher eduction, charter schools, trade associations, social welfare organizations, economic development efforts, and nonprofits operating or making grants abroad.

Our clients also include donors making significant or complex gifts, businesses forming foundations and engaging in cause-marketing campaigns, as well as nonprofit founders considering the best philanthropic vehicle to meet their needs.

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. in Taxation, 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 2011

Director, PAFCO Advocacy, 2004 to 2008

Director, Awakening Seed School, 2008 to 2012

Honorary Director, YWCA of Maricopa County, 2005 to present

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers® 2015 Non-Profit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix, Arizona

Best Lawyers in America, Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2007-2017

Champion of Diversity Award, Black Women Lawyer’s Association, 2013

Rated “AV Preeminent” (the highest rating available), by Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers in America, NonProfit/Charities Law, 2007 - 2016

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

  • 602-456-0071

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