Jacqueline M. Pimentel-Gannon



Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon helps all types of nonprofit organizations navigate laws and IRS and tax regulations and provides legal services for nonprofit organizations at every stage in their life cycles.

Nonprofit Organizations

Jacqueline counsels a wide array of nonprofit organizations on matters ranging from formation and tax exemption, to governance, ongoing IRS compliance, and dissolution. She advises clients on grantmaking, charitable solicitation, annual returns, unrelated business income, activities of related and subsidiary entities, and various other nonprofit-related issues. She also provides real estate and other general legal services to organizations that are exempt from federal and state income taxes.

The types of organizations she represents include, among others:

  • Public charities
  • Private foundations (family foundations, company foundations, operating foundations)
  • Educational institutions (pre-K to higher ed)
  • Sports-related organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Churches and other religious organizations
  • Governmental organizations
  • Life science organizations
  • Trade associations and labor organizations
  • Social welfare organizations
  • Greek organizations

Real Estate & Financial Services

Before transitioning to the nonprofit organizations practice, Jacqueline represented real estate developers, financial institutions and corporate clients in transactions including:

  • Debt and equity financing
  • Leasing
  • Credit tenant leases
  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Property transfers
  • Title and survey issues

Jacqueline has helped clients navigate the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) TPA (transfer of physical assets) process, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) issues. She continues to provide real estate services for nonprofit organizations. She also assists clients in obtaining property tax exemptions.

Past Experience

Prior to attending law school, Jacqueline was a third grade teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Dallas, Texas.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Jacqueline plays all kinds of sports, but she has a particular affinity toward racquet sports. While she enjoys watching a variety of sports, she can usually be found cheering on the Fighting Irish, Colts and Pacers. Jacqueline also enjoys traveling both across the United States and abroad.

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Bar Admissions





Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (2011)

University of Notre Dame
M.B.A. (2011)

University of Notre Dame
M.Ed. (2007)

University of Notre Dame
B.A. in Economics, Political Science and Spanish (2005)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Impact Investing and Program Related Investments
    ICLEF Advanced Nonprofits CLE course, June 2019
  • Tax Law in the Nonprofit World
    IBA CLE, August 2018
  • Unrelated Business Income Tax, Fragmentation and Commerciality
    ICLEF Presentation, 2018 and 2016
  • Navigating the Maze of Charitable Fundraising Compliance
    Indiana CPA Society, Not-for-Profit Conference, 2018
  • Company Foundations and Family Foundations: The commonalities, the differences and issues facing them both
    IU McKinney School of Law, Annual CLE Program, 2018
  • Nonprofit Corporations
    St. Thomas More Society, 2016
  • Top Ten Legal Traps
    Indiana CPA Society, Not-for-Profit Conference, 2015
  • Ten Points to Ponder in Becoming a Well Adjusted Organizational Lawyer
    Indianapolis Bar Association Applied Professionalism Course, 2014
  • Top Ten Things Lawyers Should Know About Nonprofit Law
    Indiana State Bar Association, 2014

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • IBA Pro Bono Standing Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Catholic Charities — Agency Council, President
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters — Big Sister
  • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) — Volunteer
  • IndyHub — Board of Directors
  • Notre Dame Club of Indianapolis —Board of Directors
  • St. Monica Catholic Church — Finance Council
  • Timmy Global Health — Board of Directors

Firm Leadership

  • Pro Bono Committee


  • Best Lawyers®— Nonprofit/Charities Law, 2023-24
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Nonprofit Organizations, 2019-21
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Community Service Award, 2017
  • National Immigrant Justice Center — Rising Star Award, 2014
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Bar Leader Series Class XII, 2014-15; Pro Bono Award for Attorneys Aiding Individuals, 2014
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2015; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2012-19
Awards Methodology
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