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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 governance. Ms. Pollak regularly advises tax-exempt and nonprofit 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 and transactions, and tax-exempt financing, including bond issuance. She routinely represents providers of charitable services, such as long-term health care and affordable housing, and works with various nonprofit groups. Ms. Pollak teaches Nonprofit Organizations at Cornell Law School.

Ms. Pollak also represents a variety of companies and for-profit businesses in the areas of corporate governance, commercial real estate, commercial ventures, contracts and transactions.

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 Affordable Housing Corporation. 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.

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



  • Chair of the Board of Directors, The Wetland Trust
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Visiting Nurse Service of Ithaca and Tompkins County
  • Member, New York Bar Association
  • 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)