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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

2017 Top Women of Law Award

Congratulations to our colleague Tracey Bolotnick on her award as one of 2017's Top Women of Law. This award honors exceptional women attorneys in Massachusetts for their outstanding accomplishments in pro bono service, social justice, advocacy, and business. The award highlights women who are pioneers, educators, trailblazers, and role models in their field.

Tracey Bolotnick has extensive experience advising nonprofit clients on a broad range of issues including charitable registration and fundraising, tax compliance, lobbying and political activities, and other business matters including joint ventures, strategic affiliations, contract negotiations and review, and corporate formation and governance.

Ms. Bolotnick served for 12 years as general counsel to Fund for the Public Interest, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, where she provided in-house legal services to a group of more than one hundred 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) research, education and advocacy organizations throughout the U.S. Previously, 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.

Ms. Bolotnick worked for six years in 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 currently assists dozens of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa including educational groups, museums, library associations, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, 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:

In 2017 Ms. Bolotnick was recognized as one of the Top Women of Law in Massachusetts. She serves on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Audubon Society and of Massachusetts-based Nexterra Foundation, and on the advisory board of the New England Society for Abandoned Animals.

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 grades, and served on the Law Review.

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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