NH Supreme Court Upholds Camp Marist Tax Exempt Status: Jonathan Block Quoted in Carroll County Independent

In a matter that has been in and out of the courtroom over the past 40 years, the New Hampshire Supreme Court recently overturned a Carroll County (NH) Superior Court decision that had ruled that Camp Marist “did not meet the requirements of property tax exemption.”

Camp Marist, a co-ed summer camp on 159 acres on Ossippee Lake, is owned and operated by the Marist Brothers of New Hampshire (MBNH), and is “aimed at advancing the educational, religious, and spiritual development of youth.”

Pierce Atwood State & Local Tax partner Jonathan Block, representing MBNH, was “pleased” with the decision, which was not only a win for the Marist Brothers, who “take a vow of poverty and live the life of a monk,” but if the case had not been won, it could have been “disastrous” for youth camps across the state.

Please click here to read the entire article that appeared in the September 20, 2018 issue of the Carroll County Independent, a Salmon Press Media publication.