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Siri M Buller Bio

Siri M. Buller

  • Associate
  • 11 years experience

University of South Dakota, B.A. in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D.

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Siri is a Sioux Falls area native who joined Woods Fuller in 2018. She is part of the Woods Fuller Health Law Team and practices in the areas of health care, employment and nonprofit law, and estate planning.

Prior to joining Woods Fuller, Siri worked as Senior Counsel for the American Cancer Society in their Washington, DC, Seattle, Washington and Sioux Falls, SD offices, where she advised staff on tax-exempt organization issues and specialized in compliance with respect to their lobbying and political activities. Prior to her work at the American Cancer Society, she served as a Tax Law Specialist in the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division.

In her healthcare law work, Siri partners with a variety of healthcare professionals and entities on a full range of legal matters. Siri’s practice focuses on the legal and operational challenges of regulatory compliance and the contracting process. She draws on her experience as a federal regulator to help her clients achieve their goals of providing care to their patients without running afoul of the many restrictions under healthcare, employment and tax law.

In her other areas of expertise, Siri enjoys helping clients form new nonprofit organizations and obtain their tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. She is also able to assist her nonprofit clients with compliance after they receive recognition as a tax-exempt organization, particularly with advocacy activities, unrelated business income tax (UBIT) and reporting requirements.

In recognition of her abilities and her commitment to her clients, Siri was named a Rising Star by Great Plains Super Lawyers in 2019, a recognition awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys. She serves her community by providing pro bono estate planning services to the Access to Justice Wills for Heroes Project.

Siri graduated from the University of South Dakota School Of Law in the top 10% of her class and served as Lead Articles Editor on the South Dakota Law Review. Prior to joining the Law Review, Siri's article entitled Lobbying and Political Restrictions on § 501(c)(3) Organizations: A Guide for Compliance in the Wake of Increased IRS Examination was chosen for publication. As an undergraduate at the University of South Dakota, Siri received her degree in political science with minors in piano performance, Spanish and civic leadership.

Outside of work, Siri enjoys spending time with her husband, Casey, their two sons and two golden retrievers. She is a volunteer at her church and serves on the University of South Dakota Farber Fund Board and the American Cancer Society South Dakota Leadership Board.

Siri is a member of the State Bar of South Dakota and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

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