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Matthew R. Elkin

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5285
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Matthew R. Elkin is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Tax Practice. Mr. Elkin focuses his practice on tax and corporate matters affecting tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on sponsorship of charitable investment funds and other social investing programs, international grant programs, corporate governance and policies, and representation before government agencies.

Mr. Elkin has worked extensively on complex transactional matters for nonprofits, including the formation of investment funds by both nonprofit and for-profit sponsors and the acquisition and disposition of investments. He has experience advising nonprofits on economic development programs, cross-border transactions, and joint ventures with for-profits. 

Mr. Elkin also advises nonprofits and boards of directors on a wide range of governance issues, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, risk oversight, board and committee structures, internal investigations, board-evaluation processes, executive compensation, and compliance with other regulatory and governance best practices.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Mr. Elkin practiced in the corporate and tax departments of a large international law firm, where he focused his practice on the representation of nonprofits investing and granting public and private funds in emerging market countries.

Mr. Elkin received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law in 2004 and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998. He received his M.A. in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1995 and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Lake Forest College in 1991, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Elkin is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.


  • New York University School of Law, 2004, LL.M. (Taxation)
  • University of Michigan Law School, 1998, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, 1995, M.A.
  • Lake Forest College, 1991, B.A., Summa Cum Laude