Jacqueline Henson

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Jacqueline A. Henson is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson.  With more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit arena representing trade associations, public charities, private foundations and political organizations, Ms. Henson brings a first-hand, client-focused perspective to her practice.

She counsels nonprofits and not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of business and legal matters, including tax, governance, lobbying/campaign finance compliance, corporate and executive compensation issues.

Tax-Exempt Entities: In the tax field, Ms. Henson counsels clients on the full range of issues that face tax-exempt organizations. She assists clients with acquiring and maintaining tax-exempt status under the most advantageous classification in light of their objectives, obtaining favorable tax rulings, and managing tax audits and appeals.

She also structures transactions to reduce or eliminate unrelated business income tax (UBIT) and to maximize sources of non-dues revenue. She advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, taxable subsidiaries, limited liability companies and joint ventures.

She assists clients with disclosures for the new IRS Form 990, strategies for maximizing charitable giving and fundraising, structuring non-taxable sponsorships, complying with the complex private foundation rules, compensating executives within the bounds of applicable rules, and avoiding intermediate sanctions and threats to tax-exempt status.

Governance: A significant portion of Ms. Henson’s  non-profit organization practice involves counseling nonprofit organizations regarding corporate governance, best practices for corporate governance and structures that help them in their decision-making processes.

She assists them in tailoring their governance, corporate and consolidated structure and advises them on the role that affiliated entities play in such structure. She reviews their board, membership and chapter frameworks, bylaws and policies, determining the most advisable mechanisms for their organizations, and drafting appropriate bylaws, polices and charters to accomplish their goals.

She also counsels directors and officers on the rights and obligations that their corporate positions demand and lectures frequently on this topic to nonprofit boards.  An important part of her governance counseling involves advising clients on respecting the corporate veils of each of their organizations within their consolidated structures and mitigating the risks involved with attempts to pierce the corporate veil.

Commercial Transactions: Ms. Henson also has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements for non-profit organizations, including intellectual property licenses, publishing agreements hotel and convention center contract, executive employment agreements, affinity program agreements and Internet design agreements.

An author and frequent speaker on laws affecting non-profit organizations and election law and lobbying compliance, Ms. Henson also serves as general counsel, special counsel, director and officer to a number of non-profit organizations.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1982, with honors
  • George Washington University, M.B.A., 1983, with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S., 1977, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland

Professional Memberships:

  • Member – American Bar Association
  • Member – American Society of Association Executives
  • Member – District of Columbia Bar
  • Member – Maryland State Bar Association

Community Services:

  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Inc.
  • Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
  • National Center for Nonprofit Law


Rate : $$$

What types of cases Attorney Jacqueline Henson & Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC can handle?
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC can handle cases related to laws concerning Corporate, Trusts, Tax, Contracts, Business, Government, Employee Benefits. We manually verify each attorney’s practice areas before approving their profiles and reviews on our website.
Where is Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC located?
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is located at 901 K St NW #900, Washington, DC 20001, USA. You can reach out to Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC using their phone line 202.326.5040. You can also check their website bakerdonelson.com.
How much would it cost to hire Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC?
Jacqueline Henson lawyer charges are specific to each case. However, they work with contingency fees and its ranges from $$ to $$$. They also provide free consultation [and no obligation quotes] if you are interested to hire.
Are Jacqueline Henson reviews trust-able?
We have the ratings and reviews moderation team who checks and verifies every review submitted on our website manually. You can trust all the reviews you see on Jacqueline Henson lawyer profile listing.

Rate and write a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Is this your profile?Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
901 K St NW #900, Washington, DC 20001, USA
Get directions

Tyler Nicoll

Crosspointe Drive 1019
Naples 34110 FL US

Rick Cofer

West Avenue 1002
Austin 78701 TX US