Ed Beckwith is nationally recognized for his skill and commitment as counsel to high-net-worth families and charities across the country. He serves as the national leader of Baker Hostetler's tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving practice. Ed's experience includes the legal and administrative specialties required to establish and successfully guide the operations of charitable and educational organizations, healthcare institutions and trade associations. He advises families, family offices and their professionals with respect to the tax-efficient accumulation, management and distribution of their personal wealth. His advice is often sought with respect to the governance and "best practices" of such organizations and the maintenance of their tax-exempt status, as well as the tax and practical aspects of contributions and other financial support programs. A significant aspect of Ed's practice involves the application of tax laws to family and business financial arrangements, including the preparation of related documents to conserve and transfer wealth, the administration of such arrangements, and the representation of clients before legislative, judicial and regulatory branches of government at all levels.
For his entire professional career, Ed has lectured throughout the United States and has written extensively, including articles and speeches for the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He frequently chairs continuing education programs for private wealth professionals and has been an adjunct tax professor at the Georgetown University Law Center for 36 years, where he currently teaches and coordinates a graduate-level certificate program in Advanced Estate and Charitable Planning.
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
This portfolio describes the organizational and operational requirements of organizations exempt from federal income taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code).
This Portfolio discusses two of the five categories of deductions permitted from a decedent's gross estate in arriving at his or her taxable estate - Sections 2053 and 2054.
This Portfolio analyzes estate tax charitable deductions to a decedent's estate by §2055 for transfers to qualifying recipients for public, charitable, and religious purposes.