Judith G.H. Edington is counsel to the Tax Department of our Boston office. She is also a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee. Her practice is in the area of tax-exempt organizations, charitable giving and estate planning. With respect to her charitable planning practice, Judith advises individuals and organizational clients on a range of topics, including entity formation, recognition of tax exemption, good governance practices, tax rules applicable to private foundations and public charities, state and federal reporting compliance, fundraising, charitable giving, including the donation of conservation restrictions, and substantiation rules. Judith's practice also encompasses state tax controversy work, including assisting clients with disputes involving sales and use tax and domicile planning.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • M.A., Boston College
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Albion College

Community Engagement

  • Co-chair, Tax-Exempt Organizations Section, Boston Bar Association (2014-2016)
  • American Bar Association
  • President, Friends of the Stone Church, Inc.
  • Director, Charles J. Connick Stained Glass Foundation, Inc.
  • Treasurer, Boston Fatherless & Widows Society

Awards & Honors

  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2019)

Seminars & Presentations

  • "Private Foundations and Supporting Organizations," MCLE Representing Nonprofits Basics Plus (2008, 2007, 2006)
  • "An Overview of Charitable Entities and Charitable Giving Options," Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • "Charitable Planning Update," Boston Bar Association
  • "Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Massachusetts," National Business Institute 

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