Sally Wagenmaker, Esq.

Sally Wagenmaker provides legal counsel in corporate, tax, employment, and real estate matters for nonprofits operating on local, national, and international levels. Her clients include churches and other religious organizations, social service providers, and schools.

Sally’s corporate and tax work includes development of new tax-exempt entities, providing guidance for effective nonprofit governance and other operational legal issues. In addition, she represents clients in property tax exemption matters for charitable, religious, and educational purposes, shared occupancy arrangements, and property transfers. Sally also regularly advises and counsels the firm’s nonprofit clients on employment matters including contracts, termination, employment policies, unemployment insurance, and compliance with other employment laws, particularly as they relate to nonprofit issues such as volunteers and clergy.

Both professionally and personally, Sally has worked and volunteered with numerous community organizations in the Chicago area, including the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, the Cabrini-Green Legal Aid Clinic, and the Lawndale Christian Health Center. She is currently a member of the IRS TE/GE Advisory Council for the Great Lakes Region. Sally serves as the President of the Northern Illinois Chapter of Christian Legal Society and as a director of the national Christian Legal Society. She also serves as a volunteer mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution, a state-funded Chicago organization that provides court-referred and other mediation services.

Sally is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and the University of Mississippi. Upon finishing law school, she clerked for United States District Judge William C. O’Kelley of the Northern District of Georgia. Sally lives in Chicago with her husband Dan and two children.

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