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  • New York
  • Florida

B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York College at Geneseo

M.A., University of Nottingham, England

M.S., Texas A&M University

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Sharon, who consults with the firm's Nonprofit Law Practice Group, focuses on nonprofit law, with particular emphasis on issues involving tax-exempt status, donor-advised funds, private foundation rules, IRS Form 990, cross-border charity matters and "friends" organizations, intermediate sanctions, board governance, corporate formation and restructuring, and use of joint ventures and subsidiaries.


  • Daniel Caplin Tax Prize
  • Former executive editor, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
  • Former member, Virginia Law Review


Community & Pro Bono

  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library board of trustees