Douglas N. Varley

Douglas N. Varley is a member in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.  He became a member of the firm in February, 2000. 

Mr. Varley's practice primarily focuses on advising exempt organizations, in particular, private foundations. He has guided the design of major grantmaking programs and participated in the development of national public educational campaigns targeted on a range of significant policy issues. In addition to helping a diverse array of nonprofit organizations comply with the rules governing lobbying and political activities, his areas of expertise also include such matters as international philanthropy, restrictions on executive compensation, transactions with for-profit organizations, and minimizing unrelated business income tax .

Mr. Varley has written numerous articles and other pieces on tax-exempt organizations topics and has spoken at national meetings, including the the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, the ABA Tax Section's Exempt Organizations Committee and the ALI-ABA program on Tax-Exempt Charitable Organizations. Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Varley administered grantmaking programs for college and university faculty at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Contact Douglas N. Varley

Caplin & Drysdale
One Thomas Circle, N.W. Suite 1100
Washington, DC  20005
Phone: (202) 862-7818
Fax: 202-429-3301


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