Monday Morning Plenary

Tracy L. Boak, Esquire

Partner with Perlman & Perlman, LLP

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Tracy Boak is a Partner with Perlman & Perlman, LLP a New York, NY law firm specializing in working with nonprofit organizations.  Ms. Boak represents organizations in a variety of matters including fundraising compliance, regulatory investigations, and governance matters.  Of significance, Ms. Boak works with nonprofits to conduct legal audits.  This process allows an organization to assess its legal health whereby strengths and weakness are identified and then a plan is developed to improve legal compliance and manage risks.  

Prior to her current position, Ms. Boak was the Director of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations where she was responsible for the management of the office that oversees the administration and enforcement of the State’s charitable solicitation law.  During her eleven year tenure at the Department of State, she also served as the prosecuting attorney for the Bureau, was Counsel for the Office of Human Resource Management and was a prosecuting attorney for the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs.  Before joining the Commonwealth in 1999, Ms. Boak was in private practice with a boutique firm in Harrisburg, PA, where she practiced business litigation.   

Ms. Boak is a former President of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and served on the NASCO board for six years.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association, where she serves on the Public Service Network Committee and previously served on the Nonprofit Organization Committee.  She also volunteers her time for several nonprofit organizations.    

She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Middle District of Pennsylvania, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

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