Jerry O. Allen

Jerry Allen practices in the areas of taxation, federal tax controversy, federal tax compliance, nonprofit health care law, religious organizations, colleges and universities, nonprofit corporate law and state real property tax matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service National Office, Washington D.C.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
  • Past President, Board of Trustees, Columbus College of Art & Design
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Experience Columbus
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees, Columbus Museum of Art
  • Past President, Hospice, Riverside and Grant Hospitals
  • Past Vice Chairman, Greater Columbus Arts Council
  • Past Trustee, The Columbus Zoo
  • Past President, The King Arts Complex

Presentations & Published Works

  • Author, "Helping Physicians Obtain Medical Malpractice Insurance Furthers Charitable Purposes, IRS Rules," Exempt Organization Tax Review, and Tax Notes Today
  • Author, "Solving The Low Income Tax Credit Housing Partnership Dilemma," Exempt Organization Tax Review, and Tax Notes Today
  • Author, "Look Before You Leap - The Tax Consequences of Golden Parachute Payments," International Legal Strategy
  • Author, "Residency of Asset Protection Trusts: IRS Issues New Regulations," Offshore Finance USA
  • Author, "Taxation of Investment Income From Offshore Trusts and Other Foreign Entities," Offshore Finance USA

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Past Co-Chair, American Bar Association Health Law Section, Issues Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations Subcommittee

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Tax Law), 2005–2020
  • Recipient, Multicultural Leadership Award, Ohio Diversity Council, 2016
  • Columbus Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Litigation and Controversy - Tax), 2014
  • Recipient, 2013 David D. White Award, Capital University Law School, 2013
  • Recipient, Columbus Bar Association, Community Service Award
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell™


  • Capital University School of Law (J.D., cum laude), Law Review; Order of the Curia
  • New York University (LLM Taxation)
  • Capital University (B.A.)