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Meghan Biss represents a diverse array of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations, national and foreign charities, social welfare organizations, colleges and universities, government agencies, lobbying and political organizations, and trade associations. Meghan utilizes her more than 10 years of experience at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to guide clients through IRS processes and help them achieve their programmatic and philanthropic objectives. She advises organizations throughout the tax planning process and guides them through IRS and state attorney general investigations, including audits conducted by the IRS’ Exempt Organizations division.

During her time at the IRS, Meghan served as senior technical advisor to the director of exempt organizations. In this role, she advised on all matters related to nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations, including overhauling the application process and enhancing the data-driven approach to examinations. Meghan also collaborated with the IRS Chief Counsel and the Treasury Department in the development of regulations and guidance on donor-advised funds, supporting organizations and political campaign intervention activities. She worked closely with the IRS Division Counsel and the Department of Justice on exempt organization litigation. 

Prior to her position as senior technical advisor, Meghan accumulated a wide range of experience within the public sector, addressing issues such as disaster relief, unrelated business income tax (UBIT), excess benefit transactions, charter and private schools, and environmental concerns. As a presidential management fellow, Meghan also served as a special attorney in the Civil Appellate Section of the Tax Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she handled a variety of appellate tax litigation issues.

Meghan is a frequent speaker at national industry institutes, seminars and conferences on legal issues concerning nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations.

  • Speaker
    Speaking Engagements
  • AICPA & CIMA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference
    Speaking Engagements


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude,

    Member, Moot Court Honor Society
    Recipient, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition Award for National Best Brief

  • Frostburg State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Named “Best Lawyer” in Nonprofit/Charities Law by The Best Lawyers in America (2024)
  • Recipient, Commissioner’s Award, Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act 529A and Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) Implementation Team (May 2017)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Tax Exempt and Government Entities (January 2018) 


  • Associate Member, Exempt Organizations Technical Resource Panel, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Vice Chair, Legislative Developments for the Exempt Organizations Committee, Section of Taxation, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association