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Terri Lynn Helge

Professor of Law, Texas A&M University

Professor Helge teaches in the areas of estates and trusts and nonprofit law at Texas A&M University School of Law. Prior to entering academia, Professor Helge was an associate with Thompson & Knight LLP in Dallas where she helped nonprofit organizations with the organization, operation, and termination of nonprofit corporations and charitable trusts, and also represented individuals seeking to plan and implement wealth transfers to family members and charitable organizations. Before coming to law, Professor Helge worked as a tax manager at the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen, LLP, dealing with nonprofit organizations, individuals, and closely-held businesses. Professor Helge’s research focuses on the law of nonprofit organizations and the standards for tax exemption. She has published articles in the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Pittsburgh Tax Review, Taxation of Exempts and the Texas Tax Lawyer. In addition, Professor Helge is a frequent speaker on the law of nonprofit organizations.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Texas A&M University