University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Awards & Honors
Non-Profit / Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Minneapolis, Best Lawyers®, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America©, 2014-2017
“Minnesota Super Lawyer®,” Thomson/Reuters, 2001-2016
Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014
“Top 100 Woman Super Lawyer,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2009
“Leading Health Care Attorney,” Minnesota Physician, 2005
Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop has worked exclusively with nonprofit organizations for over twenty years. From serving as outside general counsel to large academic-related foundations and private foundations, to assisting start-up nonprofits and religious organizations, her practice spans the spectrum of the nonprofit sector. Jennifer regularly counsels charities on accepting complex and unusual charitable gifts, such as LLC or closely held stock, as well as acceptable gift restrictions and donor involvement. She has unique expertise in permissible restrictions on scholarships, including those which might be limited under Title VI and Title IX. She is expert on all issues facing nonprofits from mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and restructuring affiliated structures, to governance matters such as conflict of interest, intermediate sanctions, public charity status, and private foundation issues.
Jennifer’s practice also includes the health care sector and she regularly advises physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health care entities on negotiating the complex health regulatory environment. She also provides advice on joint ventures, affiliations, medical staff matters, contracting, tax-exemption matters, and a variety of business planning topics. She is chair of the Gray Plant Mooty Health Law & Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group, which provides legal services to many health care providers and nonprofit organizations throughout the region. Jennifer also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Executive Committee and Co-Chair, Nonprofit Corporations Committee
Central Mountain IRS Advisory Council for Tax-Exempt Organizations, Member
American Bar Association, Exempt Organizations Committee, Member
American Health Lawyers Association