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Cordelia A. Glenn Grabiak

Fax +1.412.355.6501
Nonprofit Organizations: Corporate advice for nonprofit organizations, including formation, reorganization, and dissolution, governance, compensation practices, fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, and contracting.

Tax-Exemption: Advice regarding obtaining and maintaining federal tax-exempt status, avoiding excess benefit transactions and self-dealing, unrelated business income issues, domestic and international grantmaking, maintenance of public charity status, private foundation compliance, relationships with taxable organizations, compliance with restrictions on lobbying and political campaign activity, obtaining and maintaining state sales and use tax-exemption and real property tax-exemption.

Transactions: Corporate reorganizations, mergers, and affiliations of nonprofit organizations, transactions between tax-exempt and taxable organizations, and joint ventures between tax-exempt and/or taxable organizations.

Fundraising: Regulatory compliance for charities with respect to multi-state fundraising programs and Internet solicitations, contracts with professional solicitors and fundraising counsel, and conduct of special events.


Ms. Grabiak was recognized as a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” in the December 2005 and 2006 issues of Philadelphia magazine and the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - Rising Stars edition.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Partners for Quality, Inc., and Partners for Quality Foundation, Inc. (2014-)
  • Board of Directors, Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh, Inc. (former director and vice president, 2007–2014)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Speaking Engagements

  • The New Form 990 and Good Governance Practices for the 21st Century, United Way of Allegheny County - K&L Gates Seminar (September 2008)
  • The New IRS Form 990: Plan of Attack, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Fall Financial Management Council Meeting (September 2008)
  • Preparing for the New Form 990: Regional Briefings for Hospital Executives, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania (September 2008)
  • The New Form 990: Special Briefing for Hospital CEOs, Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania (July 2008)
  • The New Form 990 and Good Governance Practices for the 21st Century, K&L Gates Seminar (June 2008)
  • What You Need to Know About the Redesigned Form 990, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations January Directors’ Workshop (January 2008) and Annual Meeting (June 2008)
  • Minimizing Risk: Structuring and Operating Your Social Enterprise, Teeter & Associates and K&L Gates Seminar (November 2007)
  • Categories of Tax-Exempt Organizations, National Business Institute CLE (April 2007)
  • Fundraising and the Law, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management (April and December 2006) and Association of Fundraising Professionals/Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council Development Summit (May 2006)
  • Governance Issues for Nonprofits, Community Technical Assistance Center, Inc. Workshop (October 2006)
  • Conflict of Interest Issues, PA Forum for Primary Health Care Annual Conference (June 2006)