Andrew partners with some of the largest multinational nonprofit organizations, foundations, mission driving companies, social entrepreneurs and philanthropists around the globe. For over 20 years, he has served as outside general counsel to numerous organizations providing practical and strategic legal advice. Over the years he has been retained to advise on some of the most significant transactions and projects, including, among others, structuring a variety of nonprofit/for-profit hybrids, both social and development income bonds, one of the most historic art acquisitions in history, innovative incubator models, and some of the most widely seen cause marketing programs.

Recognizing that complex problems often require unique approaches to address, Andrew takes a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to the clients he works with. His work with the Strategic Nonprofit Solutions team at Polsinelli exemplifies this approach and serves as a powerful value add to our work.

As an active speaker and media contributor, Andrew has  been quoted in TIME magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The International Herald Tribune, among others. He serves as an Advisor to the Restatement of the Law of Charities and Nonprofits, a restatement that clarifies the law governing charities nationwide.

  • Regularly provides advice and regulatory compliance services with respect to state solicitation laws and registration requirements, both initial and renewal, for numerous public charities with fundraising activities across the U.S.
  • Regularly provides continuing education to board members, officers, staff and volunteers regarding best practices, fiduciary duties, legal developments, trends and techniques.
  • Regularly provides organizational audits of charities to assess not only financial strengths and deficiencies, but to determine the effectiveness of a charity's operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Served as outside general counsel to one of the largest donor-advised funds in the U.S.
  • Worked on a transaction for a museum that included one of the largest art acquisitions in history.
  • Formed and acted as general counsel to numerous fundraising organizations raising funds for use in foreign countries.
  • Provided advice to national medical service organizations regarding excess benefit transactions with executive director.
  • Served as outside general counsel to national charity and individual state chapters in each state providing pooled special needs trust services to individuals.
  • Served as counsel and general architect in the design, implementation and operation of a first of its kind joint venture among three large social service agencies in a major U.S. city. This project culminated in the formation of a new charity to serve as a joint-planned giving fundraising organization for the benefit of the participating social service agencies.
  • Assisted local, regional and national charities in the establishment of planned giving and major gift programs, including the creation of charitable gift annuity programs, pooled income funds and captive donor advised funds. These engagements often included assisting charities in establishing fundraising committees, appropriate gift acceptance policies and donor confidentiality policies, donor recognition and stewardship plans, as well as print, electronic and website based donor solicitation materials.
 
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Speaker, Annual AFP NJ Conference on Philanthropy 
November 14, 2019
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MRIs, PRIs, DIBs, SIBs and More: Charitable Giving is No Longer Just About Giving
Speaker, Bryn Mawr Trust Breakfast Series
October 2, 2019
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What No One Told You About Nonprofit Fundraising: Legal Pitfalls and Best Practices to Avoid Them
Speaker, ALI-CLE, Webinar
September 24, 2019
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"IRS Flag on Some Land Conservation Deals Would Be ‘Chilling'"
Quoted, Bloomberg BNA
November 11, 2016
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De Blasio Parks Stance Unsettles Some
Quoted, The Wall Street Journal
October 13, 2013
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New York City Opera Closing Its Doors
Quoted, The Wall Street Journal
October 3, 2013
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Reports the IRS Targeted Conservative Groups
Fox Business News
May 13, 2013
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Oversight of Veterans Charity Is Questioned
March 18, 2013
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A Sister’s Death Inspires the Birth of a Nonprofit Group
Quoted, DailyWorth
March 8, 2018
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Lance Armstrong’s Woes Haven’t Dampened Livestrong’s Fundraising So Far, Says CEO
Quoted, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
October 24, 2012