Biography

Amarah Sedreddine is a founding partner of Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP, a boutique law firm focused exclusively on serving nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and mission-driven businesses.  

Amarah represents and counsels a wide variety of organizations, including both public charities and private foundations, as well as mission-driven for-profit businesses, at all stages of development and operation. She provides comprehensive legal counsel and strategic guidance to her clients, advising on a wide range of tax, regulatory, governance, employment and general corporate and transactional matters.  She is informed in this work by her extensive expertise advising nonprofit organizations developed over the course of her career in the public sector.   Prior to her work as a founding partner of Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP, Amarah served as outside corporate counsel to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a philanthropic organization that administers over $200 million annually in grantmaking, worldwide, as special counsel and assistant general counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice, and as associate general counsel at The New York Community Trust. 

She commenced her legal career in private practice at Morrison & Foerster, LLP and Mann Legal Group, LLC, where she focused her work on tax-exempt organizations.

Amarah graduated from Princeton University in 1998 and New York University School of Law in 2004, and returned to NYU Law in 2012 to serve as co-faculty of its Business Law and Transactions Clinic, supervising the work of third-year law students providing pro bono legal services to tax-exempt organizations.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee and is admitted to practice in New York.

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