Tom Hyatt is a Partner in the law firm of SNR Denton US LLP, resident in the Washington, DC office. Tom chairs the Firm's health care practice. He is a 1979 cum laude graduate of Boston College, and received his law degree in 1982 from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Commerce. His practice is focused on corporate and tax-exempt organization issues for nonprofit organizations. He has particular expertise in legal issues affecting tax-exempt healthcare providers and in governance and public policy issues affecting tax-exempt higher education institutions. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
Tom frequently works with nonprofit governing boards and board committees to address such issues as regulatory compliance, fiduciary duty, conflicts of interest, bylaws development and revision, senior management compensation and benefits, CEO transition, fund raising, lobbying and political campaign activity, board development, policy development, adoption of best governance practices, membership matters, corporate restructuring, mergers, and joint ventures. Mr. Hyatt frequently makes educational presentations to boards of directors on current issues, conducts in-service training, and facilitates board discussions and retreats.
He frequently lectures on business and tax planning issues for nonprofit organizations and has written numerous articles for publication on tax-exempt organization topics. Tom is the co-author of The Law of Tax Exempt Healthcare Organizations, Third Edition (2008) published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, New York; and a chapter entitled "Tax Exemption Issues for Healthcare Organizations" in the Health Law Practice Guide, published by Thomson/West, New York, New York.