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.

Professional Activities

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


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2007–2024 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of nonprofit/charities law.
  • Named to Boston Magazine’s inaugural Top Lawyers list in 2021 in the area of tax law and in 2022 and 2023 for attorneys for nonprofits.
  • Named Best Lawyers' 2015 Nonprofit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year."

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1990

    • AB, Dartmouth College, 1984

      with High Honors
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Languages

    • French



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