ABOUT

Randy Sterns is a shareholder with Bush Ross Attorneys at Law and has extensive experience representing entities that seek financing, forming broker-dealer firms, investment and loan funds, as well as representing financial institutions, credit union service organizations, public and private companies.  

Mr. Sterns also represents tax-exempt organizations including charities, private and charter schools, foundations, social service entities, supporting and religious organizations with regards to formation issues, planned giving, securities and bond offerings, financing transactions, the acquisition and expansion of facilities, and he assists public charities in administering, documenting and structuring charitable gifts, trusts and agreements, furnishes advice regarding private inurement,  private benefit, conflict of interest and fiduciary issues and assists tax-exempt entities structure and implement strategies involving the use of affiliated entities.

Mr. Sterns began his career serving as Legislative Assistant and Counsel to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield (R. OR) from 1979 until 1984 and he was actively involved in tax simplification, tax reform initiatives and religious liberty issues, including the Equal Access Act of 1984 which granted legal protection to non-curriculum related student groups to meet for religious purposes.  He has continued to be actively involved in assisting churches, private schools, charter schools, athletic organizations, community service organizations and is actively involved in assisting and supporting international mission organizations which focus their efforts on the needs of orphans.  

Mr. Sterns has served on the Board of Directors of Youth Empowered to Achieve, Inc., The Academies, Inc., Pepin Academies, Inc., Florida Elite Basketball, Inc.,  as  trustee for the WY Fund, a Tampa based mutual fund which serves as a short-term investment bond fund for governmental institutions and Huddle Touch, Inc. .  He is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and Non-Profit Organizations, State Regulation of Securities, Exempt Transactions and Exempt Securities sub-committees and regularly contributes to and speaks at seminars relating to not-for-profit organizations.

Honors include AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell® and recipient of the 2014 Peregrine Falcon Award from Pepin Academies Foundation.  Mr. Sterns was born in Mason City, Iowa and raised in Oregon.