Darren B. Moore


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Bourland, Wall, & Wenzel, P.C.
301 Commerce Street, Suite 2500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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 School 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.

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Background Information

Industry Experience

  • Nonprofits
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Charity
  • Secondary Education

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 (Fort Worth, Texas Magazine)

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • American Bar Association (Section of Business Law; 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


  • Troublesome Trust Topics, State Bar of Texas, Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Course, Austin, Texas, August 13-14, 2015
  • Care and Feeding of Private Foundations and Public Charities, Tax Alliance Conference, Plano, Texas, June 11, 2015
  • Nonprofit Governance Policies and Procedures Revisited: Trends, Developments and More (co-presented with David Rosenberg), 2015 TSCPA Nonprofit Organizations Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 19, 2015
  • Negotiating Research Grant Agreements with Universities and Research Institutions, 2015 Tax Seminar (Salk Institute), La Jolla, California, May 12, 2015
  • When Giving Money Isn’t Enough: Direct Charitable Activities of Private Foundations, 2015 Tax Seminar (Salk Institute), La Jolla, California, May 12, 2015
  • Board Liability Issues: Will Your Good Deeds Go Unpunished?, 2015 Estate Planning Seminar, Midland, Texas, May 7, 2015
  • Gift Planning Gone Wrong: Stories of Donor Intent and Restricted Gifts from the Front Lines, 2015 North Texas Chapter of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, Dallas, Texas, May 5, 2015
  • Charitable Planning 101: What You Need to Know, East Texas Estate Planning Council Meeting, Tyler, Texas, March 4, 2015
  • Private Foundations: A practical Guide to Key Issues, Choices, and Risks, Philanthropy Southwest and the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 26, 2015
  • Legal Issues in the Church: Top Concerns for Keeping Your Church Out of Court, People’s Law School, Waco, Texas, February 14, 2015
  • The Mission: Create a Climate for Effective Governance, The Nonprofit Management Center of the Permian Basin, Midland, Texas, February 13, 2015
  • Alternative Operating Structures, Governance Best Practices and Fraud Risk Management, 32nd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute, Austin, Texas, January 15, 2015
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  • Baylor Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence 2000, Magna cum Laude 
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. English/B.A. History 1996, cum laude