Dustin Lauermann


Dustin Lauermann concentrates his practice on tax-exempt organizations, trusts and estates, and tax credits.

He advises tax-exempt organizations on a wide variety of matters, including nonprofit governance, formation and tax-exemption, state and local registration requirements, dissolution and asset transfers, reclassification, and Internal Revenue Code and Treasury regulations regarding public support, public charity vs. private foundation status, unrelated business income tax, joint ventures, and lobbying.

Dustin also advises investors and developers in utilizing new markets tax credits and historic rehabilitation tax credits as sources of financing.

Prior to Blank Rome, Dustin ran a state senate campaign in southeast Iowa and was a solo practitioner in Los Angeles.

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Dustin has a strong commitment to pro bono. While earning his LL.M., he was honored as a Special Pro Bono Pledge Honoree for his work on behalf of pro bono clients.

As an undergraduate, Dustin served two years on the executive board for USC’s largest student-run nonprofit organization, Troy Camp. He currently serves on its Alumni Advisory Board.



  • California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM
  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD
  • University of Southern California, BA