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Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


-Key New Hire Expands Tax-Exempt Practice-

New York, NY (January 8, 2013) – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ( is pleased to announce that Pamela A. Mann is joining the firm as partner in its Trusts and Estates Department and Chair of its Tax-Exempt Organizations Group, effective January 1, 2013. Ms. Mann’s practice concentrates on the representation of tax-exempt organizations. She draws upon her comprehensive expertise in issues facing such organizations and is counsel to numerous public charities and private foundations, from newly formed family foundations to large charities specializing in education and scientific research, from trade associations to grass roots organizations providing services to impoverished communities. Ms. Mann joins Carter Ledyard from the Mann Legal Group, which she founded in 1996. Anne K. Gerson, previously an associate at Mann Legal Group, has joined the firm as an associate.

“Pamela is a strong addition to our growing firm,” said Jerome J. Caulfield, co-chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department and Executive Committee member. “Her breadth of experience guiding tax-exempt organizations through the legal process elevates our tax practice to the next level, and we are pleased that Carter Ledyard is attracting some of the most compelling legal talent in the metropolitan area.”

Ms. Mann has represented clients in a wide range of governance, regulatory, tax and general corporate matters. She has also represented tax-exempt organizations and their directors in a variety of legal matters, including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, misuse of restricted assets and disputes over election and dismissal of corporate officers. Ms. Mann advises her clients in areas particular to tax-exempt organizations, including charitable solicitation, corporate governance, formation of tax-exempt organizations, grant making, international philanthropy, investigations run by the Office of the Attorney General or the Internal Revenue Service, management of charitable assets, reorganizations and corporate structures and tax compliance.

Prior to establishing her own practice, Ms. Mann was Chief of the Charities Bureau in the New York Attorney General’s office for over a decade. As bureau chief, she directed scores of important cases, investigations and initiatives. In this capacity, she also influenced the adoption of significant legislative changes affecting tax-exempt organizations. 

Ms. Mann received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law. She has taught at Rutgers University School of Law’s Constitutional Litigation Clinic and litigation of employment discrimination and other employment-related matters at the National Employment Law Project. 

Currently, Ms. Mann is a member of the American Law Institute, American Bar Foundation, the Committee on Nonprofit Corporations at American Bar Association, the Government Relations Committee of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, and the Exempt Organizations Committee at the American Bar Association. In the past she has served as the Chair of the Committee on Nonprofit Organizations at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and as the former President and Vice President at the National Association of State Charities Officials. In addition, she has been named one of New York magazine’s “Best Lawyers in New York” and recognized as a “Superlawyer” in the category of lawyers specializing in nonprofit and charities law.

“I look forward to joining such a renowned firm and leading its tax-exempt organizations group,” said Ms. Mann. “Lending my expertise to the firm as a tax-exempt expert is particularly rewarding because of the opportunity to work alongside top-caliber peers who are eager to expand their expertise in this niche field.”

Anne K. Gerson represents and counsels tax-exempt organizations on a variety of matters, with a particular focus on federal tax issues and issues specific to arts-related organizations. Her experience includes formation of new nonprofits; corporate governance and fiduciary issues; and establishment and preservation of tax-exempt status. Ms. Gerson frequently provides guidance on complex tax issues and financial transactions between tax-exempt and taxable participants. She also conducts investigations involving misappropriation of funds and represents clients in Internal Revenue Service audits. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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