Bumpas, Stuart

Stuart Bumpas

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Stuart Bumpas focuses on nonprofit organizations, art law, employee benefits and tax. A former Assistant to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, he has substantial experience designing and implementing tax-qualified retirement plans, representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor, and designing and implementing employee stock ownership plans, including related loan transactions. Stuart also represents a number of art collectors as well as major museums, private schools and various charitable organizations.

Stuart Bumpas focuses on nonprofit organizations, art law, employee benefits and tax. A former Assistant to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, he has substantial experience designing and implementing tax-qualified retirement plans, representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor, and designing and implementing employee stock ownership plans, including related loan transactions. Stuart also represents a number of art collectors as well as major museums, private schools and various charitable organizations.

Stuart’s representative experience includes:

  • Represented large, publicly held retail company in designing and implementing deferred compensation agreements for top executives
  • Represented large, publicly held manufacturing company in restating qualified plans maintained by all divisions and subsidiaries
  • Represented large, publicly held tech company in auditing qualified plans, identifying operational errors and submitting proposed corrections to IRS under voluntary correction procedures
  • Represented national, high-profile nonprofit organization in merger of local affiliate in each of 50 states into national organization
  • Design and implementation of charitable foundation to coordinate charitable giving activities of publicly held electronic processing firm
  • Represented publicly held restaurant/food operation company in addressing benefits issues relating to mergers and acquisitions
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • LL.M., The George Washington University Law School, 1973
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1969
  • B.A., Brown University, 1966
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1969
  • District of Columbia, 1972
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Committees on Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Former Chairman, Committee on Legal Aspects of the Arts, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Member, ESOP Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates (2022)
    • Named, Who’s Who in America (2018)
    • Recipient, Honorary Alum Award, The Hockaday School (2017)
    • Recipient, Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, Dallas Historical Society (2016)
    • Named, Lawyer of the Year, Nonprofit/Charities (Dallas), The Best Lawyers in America® (2014)
    • Named, Texas Super Lawyers®, Employee Benefits (2003-2006, 2009-2013)
Community Leadership
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Southwestern Medical Foundation
    • Board of Directors, Callier Center for Communication Disorders
    • Executive Committee, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University
    • Dallas Museum of Art
      • Trustee
      • Executive Committee
      • General Counsel
    • Trustee, The Lamplighter School
    • Goodwill Industries
      • Trustee
      • Executive Committee
    • Chairman of Steering Committee, Friends of Alzheimer's Disease Center, Southwestern Medical School
    • General Counsel, The Hockaday School
    • General Counsel, The Dallas Foundation
    • Board of Trustees, Child Care Group
    • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Member, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Assistant to Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service (1973-1974)
    • Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University School of Law (1977)