Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop

Principal - Minneapolis


Support Staff
Renee S. Press, 612.632.3298

500 IDS Center
80 South 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Main: 612.632.3000
Fax: 612.632.4444

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Bishop, Jen

Jennifer assists physicians, hospitals, clinics, and other health care entities negotiate the complex health regulatory environment and provides advice on joint ventures, affiliations, medical staff matters, contracting, tax-exemption matters, and a variety of business planning topics. She is chair of the Gray Plant Mooty Health & Nonprofit Organizations practice group that provides legal services to many health care providers and nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

In the nonprofit area, Jennifer represents a wide range of organizations ranging from start-up nonprofits to well-established foundations and multi-entity nonprofit operating systems. She is expert on all issues facing nonprofits from conflict of interest, intermediate sanction and governance matters to joint ventures, public charity status, and private foundation issues.


  • Serves as outside general counsel to 750-physician member academic medical center faculty practice
  • Structures health care affiliations, collaborations and joint ventures including ventures between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations and ancillary joint ventures
  • Provides advice to physicians and hospitals regarding physician recruitment and physician compensation issues
  • Counsels hospitals, clinics, and physicians on issues related to Medicare/Medicaid laws and regulations including Stark, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement
  • Advises public charities, private foundations and trade associations on nonprofit corporation governance including conflicts of interest, fiduciary responsibilities and intermediate sanction issues as well as community board requirements, private benefit issues, and reasonable compensation
  • Provides counsel on charitable purpose and restricted gift issues
  • Represents nonprofits on issues related to formation and retaining federal tax-exempt status including public charity classification, unrelated business taxable income, and tax-exempt bond financing issues including private use of bond facilities and management contract issues


  • “Partnering in an Uncertain Environment: Consolidation, Integration, and Joint Ventures,” Insights (published by Willamette Management Associates), Spring 2010
  • “The Legal Stream: Staying Tax Exempt,” coauthored with Sarah Duniway, Streams of Hope (published by Community Wealth Ventures), December 11, 2008
  • “Controlling Costs: Opportunities for Physician-Hospital Collaborations and Ventures,” The Spine Journal, Roby C. Thompson, Jr., M.D., Jennifer Reedstrom Bishop, J.D., May 2007


  • "Public Benefit Corporation Law: The Right Thing for Minnesota?," SEA Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 14, 2013
  • “Collaborations & Affiliations: Joint Ventures, Subsidiary Relationships, and Mergers & Combinations,” Minnesota CLE, Minnesota Nonprofit Deskbook Seminars, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5, 2011
  • “The New Accountable Care Organization Regulations: A Mystery Only Partially Revealed,” copresenter, Gray Plant Mooty Health Law Roundtable Breakfast Program, May 4, 2011
  • “Audacious Goals and Grand Plans: Obtaining an OIG Advisory Opinion for a $200 Million Joint Venture,” copresenter, Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions, American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, DC, January 27-28, 2011
  • “The ABCs of ACOs: What Do Accountable Care Organizations Mean For You and How Your Organization Provides Care?,” Gray Plant Mooty Health Law Roundtable Breakfast Program, November 16, 2010
  • “Health Care Reform: Discovering Opportunities and Dispelling Myths,” copresenter, Gray Plant Mooty 14th Annual Health Law Conference, July 15, 2010
  • “Non-Profit Law for the For-Profit Lawyer,” Minnesota Business Law Institute, May 11, 2010
  • “Think About it Early: Legal and Tax Basics for Social Enterprise,” Social Enterprise Alliance, San Francisco, California, April 29, 2010
  • “Recent Legal Changes Affecting the Nonprofit Community: Nonprofit LLCs, Property Tax Exemption, and UPMIFA,” 2009 Business Law Institute, August 17, 2009
  • “Partnering in an Uncertain Environment: Consolidation, Integration and Joint Ventures,” Minnesota State Bar Association Health Law Institute, June 2009
  • “Nonprofit LLCs, Property Tax Exemption, UPMIFA and More: An Update on Legal Changes Affecting Nonprofit Corporations,” copresented with Heidi Neff Christianson, Moore, Costello & Hart, Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Institute, May 2009
  • “Investment of Charitable Assets: UPMIFA and Ramifications of a Downturn,” copresented with Janne Gallagher, General Counsel, Council on Foundations and John Walda, President, National Council of University Business Offices, DC Bar Association, April 2009
  • “UPMIFA: New Duties and Rules for Investment and Spending,” Minnesota Bar Association 2009 Nonprofit Law Conference, March 2009
  • “Reinventing Ourselves through Community Wealth: Opportunities in Social Enterprise,” copresented with Heather Peeler, Managing Director, Community Wealth Ventures and Stephanie Norwell, Senior Consultant, Community Wealth Ventures, BoardSource Leadership Forum, Washington, DC, October 30, 2008
  • “Two Perspectives on UPMIFA: The View of the Accountant and Attorney on Managing Institutional Funds,” Minnesota State Bar Association, September 2008
  • “Attack of the Acronyms: UMIFA, UPMIFA, DAF’s and SO’s or Recent Developments in the Laws Affecting Charitable Funds,” Gray Plant Mooty Higher Education Roundtable, September 2008
  • “But is it Legal?! The Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Ventures,” Social Enterprise Alliance, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2008
  • “The Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Nonprofit Conference, March 2008
  • “Hospital-Physician Integration: Finding a Way to Work Together,” Minnesota Hospital Association, Summer Trustee Conference, July 2007
  • “Choice of Entity: Navigating the Options for Today’s Collaborative Relationships,” Minnesota State Bar Association, 2007 Health Law Institute, June 2007
  • “Student Admissions: Achieving Diversity Without Breaking the Law,” Gray Plant Mooty Higher Education Breakfast, April 2007
  • “La Mujer Obrera’s Center for Bilingual Development and Social Enterprise: Legal and Tax Issues Applied and Lessons Learned,” Social Enterprise Alliance, Long Beach, California, April 2007
  • “Support Organizations and Donor Advised Funds After the Pension Protection Act of 2006,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Nonprofit Conference, March 2007
  • “The Dos and Don’ts of Mergers and Acquisitions,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Nonprofit Conference, March 2006


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
  • St. Olaf College, B.A. in political science, cum laude, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1992

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Nonprofit Corporations Committee, cochair
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law section, chair
  • Central Mountain IRS Advisory Council for Tax-Exempt Organizations, member
  • American Bar Association, Exempt Organizations Committee, member
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Honors and Distinctions

  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014
  • “The Best Lawyers in America,” Woodward/White, 2014
  • “Super Lawyer®,” Thomson/Reuters, 2001-2012
  • “Top 100 Woman Super Lawyer,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2009
  • “Leading Health Care Attorney,” Minnesota Physician, 2005

Community Involvement

  • Community Health Charities, Board of Directors, 2010
  • Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Club No. 9, member, 2006-2008
  • Project Success, Board of Directors, 2001-2006
  • Chrysalis—Center for Women, Planned Giving committee, 1992-1994