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Matthew Elkin

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Matthew R. Elkin is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice. Mr. Elkin focuses his practice on tax and corporate matters affecting tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on sponsorship of charitable investment funds and other social investing programs, international grant programs, corporate governance and policies, and representation before government agencies. Mr. Elkin has worked extensively on complex transactional matters for nonprofits, including the formation of investment funds by both nonprofit and for-profit sponsors and the acquisition and disposition of investments. He has experience advising nonprofits on economic development programs, cross-border transactions, and joint ventures with for-profits. Mr. Elkin also advises nonprofits and boards of directors on a wide range of governance issues, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, risk oversight, board and committee structures, internal investigations, board-evaluation processes, executive compensation, and compliance with other regulatory and governance best practices. For more information, view Mr. Elkin's biography at


Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Elkin practiced in the corporate and tax departments of a large international law firm, where he focused his practice on the representation of nonprofits investing and granting public and private funds in emerging market countries.


New York University School of Law, 2004, LL.M. (Taxation); University of Michigan Law School, 1998, J.D.; University of Virginia, 1995, M.A.; Lake Forest College, 1991, B.A., Summa Cum Laude.

United States: Tax

Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)

Within: Not-for-profit (Fortune 1000 private foundations, and national trade associations and charities)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has 'great depth of experience in advising a wide range of tax-exempt organizations', including major public charities and foundations, trade associations, colleges and universities, hospitals, museums, and low-income housing organizations. Based primarily in the firm's Washington DC office, the team is jointly led by Celia Roady, who provides 'wise and thoughtful advice on issues that extend beyond purely legal issues', Matthew Elkin, who has particular expertise in transactional matters, and San Francisco-based tax head Barton Bassett. The group's work for some of the world's largest foundations is demonstrative of its standing in the market, particularly when it comes to investment-related issues with for-profit companies. Moreover, its service covers the full range of matters, including tax compliance, corporate structuring, and governance. Alexander Reid is also recommended.

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