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Carrie J. Pollak

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Carrie J. Pollak is a partner in the Corporate, Real Estate, Tax and Health Care Practices. Her legal practice concentrates in the area of corporate and real estate transactions, and governance for tax-exempt and for-profit entities. Ms. Pollak regularly advises nonprofit and for-profit organizations on diverse legal issues including formations, taxation and tax exempt issues, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, regulatory matters, and a variety of commercial ventures, contracts, transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and real estate purchase and sales, and bank, private equity and bond issuance financing. She routinely represents renewable energy companies, small businesses, and providers of charitable services, such as long-term health care and affordable housing. Ms. Pollak previously served as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, teaching Nonprofit Organizations. She is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from corporate governance to regulatory issues.

She routinely represents clients before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Department of Taxation and Finance, and the New York State Homes and Community Renewal. She has represented clients before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the New York State Department of Environmental Protection.

Ms. Pollak is the senior attorney in the Firm’s Ithaca office.

  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2008
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., 2004



  • Member, New York Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Member, New York Battery and Energy Storage
  • Member, New York LeadingAge
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • Member, Tompkins County Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors, The Wetland Trust
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Finger Lakes Land Trust
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Ithaca Carshare
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, The Wetland Conservancy

Honors & Recognitions:

  • Recipient, 40 Under Forty Award, presented by M&T Bank and the Business Journal News Network (2017)

Speaking Engagements