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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Tax-Exempt Organizations


Robin Krause is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Department. Ms. Krause has extensive experience in the representation of public charities, private foundations, and other 501(c) organizations including social welfare organizations and trade associations. Her practice focuses on governance and tax matters, international grantmaking and operations, program-related investing, donor-advised funds, and state and federal regulatory matters. Ms. Krause also has facilitated Board reviews of governance and accountability issues, provides training on lobbying activities for public charities and private foundations, and advises investment and audit committees on current issues. Ms. Krause also advises individuals and corporations on charitable giving and philanthropic planning and represents a number of corporate foundations.

Ms. Krause lectures regularly and was most recently a member of the Advisory Board of the National Center of Philanthropy and the Law at New York University. She has served on the Advisory Boards for Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Guide to Mission Related Investing and Foundation Strategy Group’s Initiative on the Law of Mission Related Investing.


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Advisory Board of the National Center of Philanthropy and the Law at New York University (2013-2016); American Bar Association (Committee on Tax Exempt Organizations, Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on Private Foundations); Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association; Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation (1997-2015); Director, Pro Mujer, an international women’s micro-finance organization (1997-2001)


J.D., 1990, New York University School of Law; B.A., 1985, New York University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


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United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

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Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP’s tax-exempt practice has a proven track record acting for nationally leading non-profits and private foundations across the full-range of matters including regulatory compliance, transactional mandates and litigation. Led out of New York by practice head Laura Butzel ; the group advises on grant making, corporate governance issues, and asset transfers. Robin Krause advises on both domestic and international governance projects as well as succession planning for family foundations, whilst John Sare is the name for charitable giving. The group is also active in structuring program-related investments and multi-party financings. Counsels Lisa Wang and Justin Zaremby are also core members of the group. It faced several departures with former partners Megan Bell and Tomer Inbar leaving in March 2021. Counsel Janine Shissler left in June 2021.