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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)

From its base in Washington DC, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s TEOs practice has an established track record in acting for a number of large foundations across the spectrum of not-for-profit matters. The team handles work for organizations such as trade associations, colleges and universities, government instrumentalities, donor-advised funds and museums and cultural organizations. The group assists its nonprofit clients with a wide variety of work, such as formation of tax-exempt entities, compliance, governance, IRS audits and PRIs. In a recent highlight, the team is advising the Strada Education Network on tax compliance, corporate structuring, governance and investment-related issues; Celia Roady, who heads up the practice and is well known for assisting public charities and private foundations, is leading on this matter. Other key names are Matthew Elkin, who assists NFPs with transactional matters, and Alexander Reid, who is recommended for his advice on tax policy. Of counsel Kimberly Eney is also recommended.

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