Darren B. Moore

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C.

Mr. Moore’s practice focuses on representation of nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. Mr. Moore advises clients on a wide range of tax and legal compliance issues including organization of various types of nonprofit and social enterprise entities, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, grant-making (domestic and international), risk management, corporate governance, contracting, and participating in various forms of joint ventures.  Additionally, Mr. Moore assists in IRS audits, attorney general investigations, and litigation matters on behalf of his exempt organization clients.

Mr. Moore is an adjunct professor at Baylor Law where he has taught Nonprofit Organizations since 2001.  He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Texas School of Law and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law on nonprofit organization topics. Additionally, he writes and speaks regularly on tax and legal compliance issues.

Industry Experience

Nonprofits
Private Foundations
Public charity
Secondary Education

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation
Employment Litigation
Fiduciary Litigation
Probate & Trust Litigation
Exempt Organizations
Employment Law
Covenants Not to Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
Employment Litigation
Hiring, Firing, and Employee Retention
Personnel Policies and Employee Handbooks
State & Federal Employment Law Compliance

Education

Baylor University, J.D. 2000, magna cum laude
Texas A&M University, B.A. English/B.A. History 1996, cum laude
 

ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Admitted: 2000, Texas
2001, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
2001, United States Tax Court
Texas Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Thomson Reuters)
Fort Worth "Top Attorney" in Nonprofit Law, 2013, 2014 

Professional & Civic Involvement

American Bar Association (Section of Business Law and Taxation)
State Bar of Texas (Nonprofit Corporation Committee Vice-Chair)
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Bar Association
Texas Aggie Bar Association
Baylor Law Alumni Association
Texas A & M Association of Former Students
Texas A & M 12th Man Foundation
Tarrant County A & M Club