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Duke University, J.D., 2016; Executive Articles Editor, Alaska Law Review

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., with highest distinction, 2012; Phi Beta Kappa; Irene F. Lee Award (outstanding woman in graduating class)


Morgan Abbott represents clients in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters with a focus on tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations, health care, education and general corporate law. She advises a range of exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, health care systems and universities, on governance and tax matters, regulatory and ethical compliance, grantmaking, joint ventures and other strategic partnerships, applications for tax-exempt status, reorganizations, dissolution and general corporate matters. Morgan understands that proactive governance, compliance and risk-management programs allow corporations and organizations to focus on value creation and external impact. She draws on her first career in international nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship to help her clients find practical business and legal solutions.

Morgan counsels emerging company clients throughout their life cycles, from early stages through angel and venture financing rounds and exit events. She also assists clients in fund formations, investment management and private investment transactions. Morgan calls on her litigation experience to comprehensively advise her corporate clients on risk management.

Honors & Awards


  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2016-17



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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Robinson Bradshaw Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Member

Community Affiliations

  • The Amani Children's Foundation, Board of Directors
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Young Alumni Leadership Council, Co-Chair
  • Duke Law School, Women's Law Student Association, Mentor
  • Duke Law School, Triangle Regional Alumni Board
  • UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry, College Small Group Leader
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