Tax Exempt Organizations:Obtaining Tax Exempt Status

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Marina Inn
Speaker: Kent Vriezelaar

Kent Vriezelaar, Partner, Vriezelaar, Tigges, Edington, Bottaro, Boden & Ross, LLP



Iowa State Bar Association, Member: Taxation Committee, 1979-1990, Taxation Section, 1990-Section Council, 1996-1999, 2002-2010, Employee Benefits Subcommittee, 1991-Chair, 1991-1992 and 1998-1999, Legal Forms Committee, 1997-Law Practice Management Section, 1991-Section Council, 1993-1996, 1999-2002; Nebraska State Bar Association; The State Bar of South Dakota; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Tax Law); Woodbury County Bar Association (Grievance Committee, 1985-2005).


Mr. Vriezelaar is a member of the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association, the Tax and Law Practice Management Sections of the Iowa State Bar Association, and the Technology and Legal Forms committees of the Iowa State Bar Association. He handles all types of business and tax matters, including corporate planning and implementation; income, estate and gift tax planning and coordination; acquisitions, sales and mergers; contracts; partnership and limited liability company law; ERISA, pension, employee benefits and executive compensation; commercial and creditors' rights law; probate and trust matters; and litigation involving employment, ERISA, tax, probate and contract disputes. He is a frequent speaker at legal seminars and is named in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of employee benefits law.


  • Law School: University of Iowa (J.D., with honors, 1976)
  • College: University of Iowa (B.B.A., 1973)


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