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Machiko Sano Hewitt Nonprofit Lawyer

Legal Counsel for Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector

Information and resources on nonprofit law & regulation

Machiko Sano Hewitt


Machiko Sano Hewitt handles formation of nonprofit entities and corporate governance matters including policies such as Conflict of Interest, Document Retention and Whistleblower Policies and MA data security policy and WISP (written information security program) under General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 93H and 201 CMR 17.00. Prior to joining the Firm, Attorney Hewitt was Nonprofit Assistance Director at Lawyers Clearinghouse for 15 years. In addition to connecting nonprofits which are unable to afford legal fees with pro bono lawyers and firms and giving counsel to nonprofits, Attorney Hewitt designed and organized educational programs and clinics for nonprofit organizations serving more than three hundred organizations a year, and handled a wide range of legal areas that affect nonprofit organizations. Attorney Hewitt was a recipient of prestigious Japanese government scholarship to study in the US while at Hokkaido University School of Law. After graduation, she was selected to represent Japan for the North Pacific Rim Seminar organized by Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University involving countries in the region. She is also a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. Before she attended law school in the US, she worked as a contract manager at an international pharmaco-economics company which specialized in cost-benefit analyses on new drugs on behalf of pharmaceutical companies seeking European and Canadian governments’ approval for their national healthcare systems.

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