Sharon Nokes


Sharon Nokes
Sharon Nokes earned her B.Mus. from the Eastman School of Music; her M.Mus., from the Manhattan School of Music; and her J.D. magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she is currently on faculty. As Of Counsel at Caplan & Drysdale, in Washington DC, she advises a broad range of nonprofit organizations—including some of the nation's largest private foundations and publicly-supported charities, as well as educational institutions, cultural organizations, supporting organizations, and healthcare organizations—on tax, corporate governance, and other compliance issues. She has represented clients before the IRS in complex audits, ruling requests, exemption applications, and other matters. She has also represented clients before the Treasury Department and Congress with regard to new or pending law and regulations. Professor Nokes is Senior Officer, Legal Affairs, and Associate General Counsel at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief ofTaxation of Exempts (ThomsonReuters), a bimonthly publication that provides tax analysis and guidance to professional advisors to, and managers of, charities, foundations and other complex nonprofit organizations. While a student at Georgetown, she served as a Legal Writing Fellow and Senior Writing Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program, and Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Her publications include E-Rated Movies: Coming Soon to a Home Theater Near You?, and several articles on tax issues affecting tax-exempt organizations.

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