WILLIAM WEWER (1947-99) was a co-founder of Wewer & Lacy, LLP. Mr. Wewer had a distinguished professional career of over 25 years of experience as a lawyer for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Wewer’s extensive experience in dealing with the practical issues which confront nonprofit organizations – such as obtaining and maintaining tax exemption; dealing with unrelated business income tax; travel, insurance and financial (“TIF”) rules; state charitable registration and state fundraising disclosure; justifying executive compensation; establishing perimeters for lobbying and political activity; obtaining a low-cost nonprofit postal permit; and successfully appealing an unfavorable ruling of the Internal Revenue Service or the U.S. Postal Service – have left Wewer & Lacy, LLP’s files with an abundance of knowledge and legal firepower that cannot be matched by other nonprofit law firms.
Mr. Wewer received a B.A., with honors from Pomona College in California in 1970. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the National Law Center at George Washington University, also with honors, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. Mr. Wewer was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, California and other jurisdictions. He was a member of numerous Federal Circuits of Appeals and District Courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
A frequent panelist on exempt organizations for continuing legal education, Mr. Wewer served on the Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities Committee of the National Bar Institute in 1996. He is author of Avoiding Disaster: Land Mines on the Nonprofit Front, a nonprofit management handbook. He served as a member of the Subcommittee on Exempt Organization of the American Bar Association.