Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1998
    Recipient, Order of the Coif law school honors society

    Recipient, Judge R. Dorsey Watkins Award for excellence in torts
  • B.A., Loyola College In Maryland, 1989
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George E. Constantine

Partner

George Constantine serves as co-chair of Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Group. He concentrates his practice exclusively on providing legal counseling to and advocacy for nonprofit organizations, including trade associations, professional societies, advocacy groups, charities, and other entities. He has extensive experience with many of the major legal issues affecting nonprofit organizations, including tax-exemption, antitrust, governance, and lobbying and political activity matters.

Mr. Constantine is well-versed on matters related to association standard setting and enforcement, certification, accreditation, and code-of-conduct reviews.

Mr. Constantine has represented Internal Revenue Code § 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and 501(c)(6) clients on a number of critical tax-exemption matters, including representing clients that are undergoing Internal Revenue Service examinations challenging their exempt status; he has assisted associations and other nonprofit organizations going through mergers, consolidations, joint ventures, and dissolutions; and he has provided ongoing counseling on numerous transactional and operational matters that are unique to nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Constantine is the former Staff Counsel of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the 25,000-member national society for trade and professional association executives. As ASAE’s sole staff attorney, he gained in-depth experience with the many legal issues facing associations. He also represented ASAE’s interests before Congress and federal agencies. He previously served as a member and chair of ASAE’s Legal Section Council and is a frequent speaker and writer on topics of interest to nonprofit organizations. Mr. Constantine co-chairs Venable's 80-plus-lawyer Regulatory Practice Group.