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Amy R. Segal

Special Counsel

Segal, Amy R.

Amy Segal’s practice focuses on tax and other legal issues of charities, such as foundations, schools and educational organizations, scientific and environmental organizations, youth-oriented groups, arts organizations and community groups, as well as other tax-exempt organizations. Ms. Segal assists a wide range of clients in areas such as grant making, structuring and other corporate matters, corporate governance, joint ventures, unrelated business income tax, internet activities, fundraising and charitable solicitation, conflicts of interest, private foundation rules, intermediate sanctions, legal issues related to sponsored research, lobbying, and obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status. Ms. Segal provides pro bono representation for many nonprofit organizations.

Ms. Segal was formerly general counsel at Education Development Center, Inc., an international nonprofit organization, and has practiced in the Office of the General Counsel, Harvard University. She also has practiced exempt organizations law in New York and Washington DC.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2007-2018 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of nonprofit/charities law
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2015 Nonprofit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year"

Publications & News

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January 13, 2018

Tax Act: New Laws Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations

The Tax Act contains a number of provisions that significantly affect tax-exempt organizations, in some cases to degrees not seen in decades.

January 12, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Summary

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reform legislation (H.R. 1) into law. The new law, commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, makes significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code that will have an impact on individuals, pass-through businesses, corporations, tax-exempt organizations, executive compensation and international taxation.

August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

August 15, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2017 Best Lawyers in America®, Six Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—a respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 101 WilmerHale lawyers and names six partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 23rd edition.

August 18, 2014

Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Recognizes Nearly 100 WilmerHale Partners, Naming Nine “Lawyer of the Year”

Nearly 100 WilmerHale lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 21st edition of Best Lawyers in America®—a respected peer-review publication in the legal industry.

June 24, 2013

Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations

Christina M. Frangos and Amy R. Segal co-authored the second chapter, titled "Filing and Reporting Requirements," in the fourth edition of MCLE's Massachusetts Nonprofit Organizations.

January 3, 2012

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

December 1, 2008

WilmerHale Widely Recognized by The Best Lawyers In America 2009

April 29, 2008

IRS Institutes New Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations

Professional Activities

Ms. Segal is a past officer of the Exempt Organizations Subcommittee, Committee on Taxation for the American Bar Association.

Practices

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Education

JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1990

AB, with High Honors, Dartmouth College, 1984

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

District of Columbia

New York

Languages

French

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