Recognized by Best Lawyers in the categories of “Nonprofit/ Charities Law,” Clay M. Grayson has built a law practice dedicated to provide external general and special counsel services to nonprofit organizations.
Clay has extensive experience in federal taxation of exempt organizations, not-for-profit corporate governance, endowments, public private partnerships, venture philanthropy, technology transfer, executive compensation, unrelated business income tax, charitable and planned giving, and joint ventures. A significant amount of his practice is dedicated to foundations that support universities, colleges, and schools, including endowment foundations, research foundations, real estate foundations, alumni associations, and athletic booster clubs.
In addition to his J.D., Clay has a Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University. Prior to the practice of law, Clay worked in the marketing department of the Italian subsidiary of Merck pharmaceuticals, where he assisted in the launch of new products in Europe.