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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: Finance

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

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

The tax-exempt organizations (TEOs) practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, based in Washington DC, assists a number of large foundations across the gamut of operational matters. The team represents organizations such as colleges and universities, donor-advised funds, museums and cultural organizations and government instrumentalities. The team does a wide variety of work for its nonprofit clients; recent examples include advising a private foundation on PRIs and assisting another client with a wide range of tax compliance, policy and governance issues. Celia Roady heads the team and regularly advises private foundations and public charities on tax and operational issues, grants, investments, compliance and governance issues. Roady is supported by Alexander Reid, who is knowledgeable of tax policy, and Matthew Elkin.

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