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Legal Counsel for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector

Information and resources on nonprofit law & regulation

Tracey J. Bolotnick

(617) 630-6900

Tracey Bolotnick has extensive experience advising nonprofit 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 joint ventures, strategic affiliations, and contract negotiations and review.

Ms. Bolotnick served for 12 years as general counsel to Fund for the Public Interest, a Boston-based nonprofit, 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 nonprofits 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 nonprofit 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, where she won the John Ordrineaux Award for highest first-year grades, and served on the Law Review.

Ms. Bolotnick currently assists dozens of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa including educational groups, museums, library associations, Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist religious organizations, medical research groups, animal rights organizations, medical marijuana dispensaries, conservation and environmental protection organizations, disaster assistance organizations, historical preservation societies, and organizations that promote civic engagement and volunteerism. A list of representative clients includes:

She serves on the board of directors of the Nexterra Foundation, on the Advisory Council of Mass Audubon, and on the advisory board of the New England Society for Abandoned Animals.

Articles and News Quotes

Speaking and Teaching Engagements

  • "Nonprofit Compliance in the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Industry" in Boston, MA on Friday, June 12, 2015. Hosted by MCLE New England.
  • "10 Items that Can Get Your Association in Legal Trouble" on Wednesday, June 14, 2013. Hosted by New England Society of Association Executives.
  • "Becoming an Established 501(c)(3) Organization" in Albany, NY on Friday, November 5, 2010. Hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness - NYS.
Awards and Recognitions

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