Staff

Sean Delany

Sean Delany

Senior Advisor, sdelany@lawyersalliance.org, (212) 219-1800 ext. 227

Mr. Delany is spearheading The 50th Anniversary Campaign and special projects. Mr. Delany also advises nonprofits in the areas of exempt organizations tax law and nonprofit law, with a focus on the regulation of lobbying and political activity by tax exempt organizations. Mr. Delany led the organization through a period of robust growth and impact as Lawyers Alliance's Executive Director 1999-2019 and Legal Director 1997-1999. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, Mr. Delany was Section Chief and then Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office, and Staff Attorney at Bronx Legal Services. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1980 and a B.A. from Hamilton College in 1975.

Lawyers Alliance publications: Advising Nonprofits, Fifth and Sixth Editions

Professional activities: Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law; Advisor, American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations; Board of Directors and Chair of the Nonprofit Forum, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law; Board of Advisors, Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund; Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities of the Internal Revenue Service (2006-2008); President, National Association of State Charities Officials (1996-1997)

Preferred pronouns: he/him