Aligned with her values, Carly Leinheiser (she/her) has spent the last decade practicing corporate and tax law with a particular focus on advising non-profit organizations and mission-driven businesses. Her advice is rooted in a deep understanding of the unique legal and business needs of organizations and companies that seek to maximize both social impact and financial returns. While practicing law can be adversarial, Carly encourages a culture of compassion and understanding whenever possible.


Her practice covers a wide range of matters, including: 

  • Corporate formation and governance

  • Financing arrangements

  • Charitable solicitation and cause-marketing

  • Nonprofit mergers, dissolutions, and assets sales,

  • Commercial transactions and agreements

  • Intellectual property

  • Tax-exempt compliance

  • Grant-making

  • Impact investing

  • Corporate philanthropy


Carly aims to support the evolution of philanthropy, helping clients to effectively and efficiently allocate resources to organizations and people who need them the most.


Carly currently serves as the board chair of Figment Project, a non-profit arts organization that produces free participatory art events in public spaces around the world. She also served as a member of the New York City Bar Committee on Nonprofit Organizations from 2011-2014 and 2016-2019 and was selected as a Superlawyers’ Rising Stars for 2015 - 2019. Carly is an active member of Social Venture Circle, a membership network that equips entrepreneurs, impact investors, and capacity-builders with connections, money, and expertise to build businesses that drive the “NEXT economy,” one that is regenerative, equitable, and prosperous for all.


American Bar Association, Member

New York City Bar Association, Member

Figment Project Inc., Board Chair

Social Venture Circle, Member


New York University School of Law, J.D.

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., magna cum laude



New York

* Carly is not currently admitted to practice law in California. Allen Bromberger is supervising her work while her application for admission to the California Bar is in process.

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