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Tomer Inbar

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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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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Tomer Inbar - Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

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

New York-based Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP has one of the largest nonprofit practices in the US, with the ‘breadth and depth of experience to be advisers and not just technical lawyers’. Robin Krause is chair of the TEOs practice and is recommended for her expertise in grant-related issues; John Sare is ‘an expert in donor-related matters’ and is particularly active in the arts sector; his highlights included assisting a major institution with a $100m naming gift and advising museums with art collection gifts. Laura Butzel continues to advise charities on their internal investigations as well as at the federal and state level, and in the education sector has been advising university boards on governance, tax-exemption, student conduct and data issues. Butzel and Tomer Inbar continue to advise private foundations on program- and mission-related investments as well as a range of other corporate and tax issues. The ‘unfailingly responsive and creative’ Inbar has also recently assisted public charities and private foundations with environmental conservation projects in the US, Argentina and Chile, and advised on compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. Other names worthy of note are Lisa Cleary, who focuses on litigation, and counsels Janine Shissler and Megan Bell.

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