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Laura E. Butzel

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

New York, NY, USA


Laura Butzel is a partner in Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLC’s Tax-Exempt Organizations Group.  She advises tax exempt, not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of operating issues, including corporate governance and fiduciary duties, joint ventures, program related investments, structuring subsidiaries, unrelated business income tax and other tax issues, executive compensation, intellectual property and other issues.  Her clients include private foundations as well as cultural, human and civil liberties, environmental, publishing, educational, and religious organizations.  She also advises charitable clients on endowment issues, publishing and licensing issues, international and domestic grantmaking, lobbying, political activities, and the rules particular to private foundations, among other issues. 

She is an active lecturer and serves as an officer of a number of charitable organizations, a director of the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and a former trustee of The John B. Pierce Laboratory, The John B. Pierce Foundation and the Shelburne Museum.

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