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Tomer Inbar

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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Tax-Exempt Organizations


Tomer Inbar represents U.S. and international tax-exempt organizations in a broad range of structural and operating matters, including tax and corporate issues, regulatory compliance, governance, operational policies and procedures, audits, unrelated business income tax issues, and executive compensation matters. He regularly advises on an array of corporate transactions, such as joint ventures and the establishment of for-profit subsidiaries, corporate restructuring, private equity fund formation, and licensing and service arrangements. Among Mr. Inbar’s clients are public charities, private foundations, colleges and universities, economic development corporations and museums and cultural institutions, many of which are active worldwide. Mr. Inbar is a regular speaker at programs for tax-exempt organizations. Recent topics have included corporate governance, charitable investment funds, lobbying by charitable organizations, legal aspects of program-related investments, and board governance considerations and liability concerns.


Admitted in: New York; District of Columbia


Hebrew; Japanese


LL.M., 1998, New York University School of Law; J.D., 1996, New York University School of Law; M.A., 1992, Cornell University; B.A., 1988, The State University of New York at Binghamton


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United States: Finance

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Tomer Inbar - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Within: Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

‘Excellent’ firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP houses one of the largest nonprofit practices in the US from its office in New York. The group has the ‘highest degrees of expertise and knowledge of the industry’. Chair of the TEOs practice Robin Krause has notable expertise in grant-related issues and program-related investment matters. The ‘business-minded’ John Sare is able to ‘break the most complex problems down and provide workable advice’, and he has considerable experience in matters involving charitable giving and endowments, particularly within the arts sector; his recent workload includes advising artist-endowed/focused private foundations on art loans and art sales, as well as compliance matters. Laura Butzel is ‘excellent in the private foundation space’, advising entities on obtaining private foundation status and on program- and mission-related investments, alongside a range of other corporate and tax issues, and she continues to advise charities on internal, federal and state investigations. Butzel also has experience in the education sector, handling a workload involving advising university boards on tax-exemption, governance, data privacy and student conduct issues. The ‘business-minded and eloquent’ Tomer Inbar continues to advise public charities and private foundations on environmental conservation projects in the US, Argentina and Chile, and has been handling joint ventures and mergers for nonprofit entities. Other names to note in the practice are Lisa Cleary, who handles litigation as well as providing ‘pragmatic and credible employment law advice’, Megan Bell, who was made up to partner in December 2017, and counsel Janine Shissler.

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