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Donald W. Kramer

Donald W. Kramer is chair of the Nonprofit Law Group at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP.  He has more than 35 years of experience dealing with the concerns of nonprofit organizations, not only as a lawyer but also as a teacher, writer, publisher and board member.  Kramer is editor and publisher of Don Kramer's Nonprofit Issues®, a national electronic newsletter of "Nonprofit Law You Need to Know"  (, which he started at Montgomery, McCracken in 1989. 

Kramer writes and lectures frequently on nonprofit legal issues, and has taught courses on nonprofit organization law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, and Eastern University.  He has worked with nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes, helping structure start-up situations and restructure multi-organizational social service, health and educational systems.  He counsels on a wide range of corporate, governance, tax, real estate, charitable giving and other nonprofit issues.

Kramer also serves on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, the Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement, the Octavia Hill Association and the Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation. He served as Deputy Development Coordinator and Assistant to the Mayor of Philadelphia before joining Montgomery, McCracken in 1972.  A graduate of Princeton University, he earned an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School.