Gil J. Ghatan
Gil Ghatan is counsel in the tax and benefits department focusing his practice on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
Gil regularly advises colleges and universities, health care organizations, private foundations and other nonprofit and tax-exempt clients in connection with affiliations, acquisitions, mergers, dissolutions, joint ventures, unrelated business income tax matters, executive compensation, and employee benefit plans.
- Provided tax and benefits counsel in connection with multiple different affiliations of community hospitals, large hospital systems and academic medical centers.
- Assisted multiple hospitals and healthcare systems regarding compliance with the additional requirements under section 501(r) for tax-exemption of charitable hospitals, including representation before the IRS.
- Advised multiple for-profit companies regarding corporate charitable activities and formation of company foundations.
- Counseled organizations with respect to qualification under group exemption rules.
- Advised medical university in connection with formation of a technology transfer vehicle and negotiation of a collaboration agreement with a for-profit technology development corporation.
- Guided small college through expansion of its educational activities out of state, including establishing a restricted fund to support the new operations and negotiating an agreement for a substantial gift.
- Quoted, “Executive Pay Tax Could Hit Foundations, Tax Pros Warn,” Law360 (January 23, 2020)
- Co-author, “No More Free Parking? Qualified Transportation Fringes for Exempt Orgs,” Tax Notes (January 14, 2019)
- Quoted, “Practitioners Seek More Guidance for Nonprofit Hospitals,” Tax Notes (February 13, 2018)
- Quoted, “Reading the tea leaves in a hospital's loss of tax-exempt status,” Healthcare Dive (September 12, 2017)
- Author, “Goodbye ACA, but Tax-Exempt Hospital Provisions Are Here to Stay,” Tax Notes (May 29, 2017)
- “The Incentive Problem with Prospective Overruling: A Critique of the Practice,” forthcoming in ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Journal (Spring 2010)
- LLM (Taxation), New York University School of Law, 2010
- JD, cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2009; Robert Mckay Scholar; Executive Articles Editor, NYU Annual Survey of American Law
- ScM (Geological Sciences), Brown University, 2004
- ScB (Geological Sciences), with Honors, Brown University, 2003
Admissions / Qualifications
- District of Columbia, 2011
- New York, 2010
- Massachusetts, 2009
- The Best Lawyers in America (2023)