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Education

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)

Profile

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, employment and labor, and general corporate law. She has experience negotiating and drafting a variety of contractual agreements. Morgan advises a range of exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, hospitals and universities, on governance and tax matters, regulatory and ethical compliance, grantmaking, joint ventures, formation, applications for tax-exempt status, reorganizations, dissolution and general corporate matters. She understands that proactive governance, compliance and risk-management programs allow corporations and organizations to focus on value creation and external impact. Morgan draws on her first career in nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship to help her clients find practical business and legal solutions.

Morgan also has a broad range of litigation experience, including business disputes, constitutional law, fraud and unfair trade practices, employment and labor, and misappropriation of trade secrets. She capitalizes on this experience to more comprehensively advise her corporate clients.

Before law school, Morgan worked in nonprofit management in East Africa.

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2016-17

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys

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
  • UNC Presbyterian Campus Ministry, College Small Group Leader
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