Tracey J. Bolotnick
Tracey Bolotnick has extensive experience advising non-profit clients on a broad range of issues including corporate formation and governance, tax-exemption, charitable registration and fundraising, tax compliance, lobbying and political activities, and other business matters including including joint ventures, strategic affiliations, contract negotiations and review.
She served for 10 years as general counsel to the Fund for Public Interest Research, a Boston-based non-profit, where she provided in-house legal services to a group of more than 100 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) research, education and advocacy organizations around the country. Prior to that Ms. Bolotnick served as vice president and executive director of the Varsavsky Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)(3) grant-making foundation operating out of Madrid, Spain to bring technology to education in Latin America. She has done volunteer work for several non-profits and NGOs including teaching primary school in Ghana, West Africa with Projects Abroad, providing domestic violence counseling with Refuge in the U.K., and most recently working in an adult literacy program with Action for Boston Community Development.
Before working exclusively with non-profit and tax-exempt organizations, Ms. Bolotnick practiced for nearly 6 years with the litigation and general corporate departments in the New York and London offices of Sullivan & Cromwell, where she focused on international antitrust matters.
Ms. Bolotnick is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bars and the Federal District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and is a member of the Boston Bar Association's Exempt Organizations section. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the National Law Center at George Washington University.
Articles and News Quotes
- Welch takes on campaign spending, March 9, 2012, by Thatcher Moats, The Rutland Herald (subscription/purchase required).
- Massachusetts Data Security Law Requirements, October 5, 2011, Hurwit & Associates.
- Marriage Pioneer Wolfson Moves Group Center Stage, September 28, 2011, by Duncan Osborne, Gay City News.
- Is Bigger Tax Bite Coming for Big Donors to Outside Political Groups?, May 13, 2011, by Kathleen McBride, AdvisorOne.
- If 'Three Cups of Tea' was a lie, can you get your donation to the Central Asia Institute back?, April 4, 2011, by Jeff Winkler, The Daily Caller.
- Roberts, Whitburn persist in attacks, June 16, 2010, by Matthew T. Hall, The San Diego Union-Tribune.
- 501(c) Organizations and Political Activities, February 9, 2010, Hurwit & Associates.
- Massachusetts Adopts the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, September 8, 2009, Hurwit & Associates.
- "Case Study: Polly Wants a Merger", July/August 2008 issue of BoardSource's "Board Member" Newsletter (BoardSource membership required for access).
- "Sarbanes-Oxley and Nonprofit Organizations", May 2007 issue of Alliance for Nonprofit Management's "Alliance Insights" Newsletter.
Speaking and Teaching Engagements
- "Becoming an Established 501(c)(3) Organization" in Albany, NY on Friday, November 5, 2010. Hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness - NYS.