Carolyn M. Osteen

Retired Partner
Ropes & Gray LLP

Carolyn Osteen was a partner in the Boston office of Ropes & Gray until her retirement in 2008. She retired as a consultant in 2014.

She joined the firm in 1970 and her practice focused on exempt organizations, including representation of a number of colleges, universities, museums, and hospitals. She speaks regularly on issues of charitable giving and tax and corporate problems of tax‑exempt organizations.

Carolyn is the co‑author of the "Harvard Manual ‑ Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving" last published in its 8th Edition as well as co‑author of the Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, "Charitable Contributions for Corporations." She has served as a member of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Public Charities Advisory Committee. She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and has served as a Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel and on the Governing Council of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

LL.M., Duke University School of Law (1970)
LL.B., Duke University School of Law (1966)

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