Julian H. Spirer
Since 1982, Julian H. Spirer has been meeting the diverse legal needs of a general business, trade association, and nonprofit clientele. He provides counseling on the wide array of issues of concern to business and tax-exempt organizations, including contracts, intellectual property, employment, and regulatory compliance. He is a member of the DC, MD, NY, and Supreme Court bars.
Mr. Spirer has lectured at Georgetown University Law School, American University, and the New School for Social Research, and has written extensively, on business and nonprofit law issues. He regularly instructs DC lawyers in helping clients in apply for nonprofit status. For several years, he authored a nonprofit law column for the magazine Who Cares?
Following graduation summa cum laude from Princeton University and with honors from Harvard Law School, Mr. Spirer spent three years as a corporate attorney with the New York firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Before resuming private practice, he worked as staff director to Congressman Benjamin Rosenthal (D-NY) and then as Director of Federal Affairs for the City of New York under Mayor Ed Koch during the City's financial crisis.
Mr. Spirer's community activities have included serving as President of the Barney Neighborhood House, the oldest settlement house in the District of Columbia, as Chair of the National Governing Council of the American Jewish Congress, and as chairman and treasurer of several local political campaigns. He is currently a member of the Maryland Governor's Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.
Areas of Practice
- Professional practices (medical, dental, legal, architectural)
- Consulting firms
- Trade associations
- Retail establishments
- Social clubs
- Religious organizations
- 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Maryland, 1989
- New York, 1972
- District of Columbia, 1980
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
- Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- J.D. - 1971
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Prize in Copyright Law
- Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
- B.A. - 1968
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Honors: Prizes in General History and European History
- Ocean Dumping Deadline: Easing the Mandate Millstone, XI Fordham Urban Law Journal 1, 1982
- In re Johannesburg Operatic Dramatic Society, 20 Copyright Law Symposium, 154, 1972
- Representing nonprofit organizations, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2006 to 2007
- Applying for Federal tax exemption, DC Bar Associations, 2004 to 2006
Past Employment Positions
- Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison, Corporate Associate Lawyer, 1972 to 1975
- Rep. Benjamin Rosenthal, Counsel and Chief of Staff, 1975 to 1978