Frederick J. Gerhart Esq.

Dechert LLP
Gerhart, Frederick

Frederick J. Gerhart is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of Dechert LLP where he concentrates his practice on the state taxation of business and investment entities as well as the federal and state tax treatment of nonprofit organizations, including healthcare organizations, private foundations, supporting organizations, and donor-advised funds. Mr. Gerhart has advised on structural and governance issues of nonprofit corporations; endowment and charitable trust matters; international philanthropy; unrelated business income tax; tax reporting and return filing requirements; and IRS audits, appeals, and litigation.

Mr. Gerhart represents both charitable institutions and donors in designing and implementing sophisticated charitable giving techniques such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, conservation easements, bargain sales, and pooled income funds. He served as Attorney-Adviser for the United States Tax Court from 1971-73.

He earned his B.A. from Drake University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Gerhart is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Health Law & Business Portfolio Series No. 2000, Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues in Health Care.