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Drew S. Douglas-Steele


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Mary Lally

Drew S. Douglas-Steele provides a wide array of legal services to nonprofit entities, including assistance with formation, dissolution, day-to-day operations, modification of charitable restrictions, charitable registration and fundraising questions, governance, and tax-exempt status. Drew also advises clients on a range of for-profit corporate matters such as formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting and negotiation, licensure requirements, and corporate governance.

Drew also has significant experience helping healthcare and life sciences organizations in a variety of regulatory, compliance, and contract matters, including preparation and negotiation of clinical trial agreements and material transfer agreements, development of institutional review board standard operating procedures, analyses of state privacy breach laws, and consent to disclosure of medical information laws.

Prior to joining Casner, she was an associate in the healthcare practice of several prominent Boston law firms.

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," - Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Nonprofit/Charities Law, 2024

  • Massachusetts

JD, Duke University School of Law
BA, Amherst College

Non-Profit Experience

  • Forming new nonprofit organizations
  • Dissolving existing nonprofit corporations
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Seeking Attorney General and court approval of changes in use or
    transfer of charitable assets
  • Preparing and revising corporate governance and policy
    documents, including bylaws
  • Reviewing lobbying and political activity requirements for tax-
    exempt organizations
  • Contract drafting and review for nonprofit entities

For-Profit Corporate Experience

  • Contract drafting and review for corporate entities
  • Advising on mergers and acquisitions
  • Forming new corporate entities
  • Advising regarding licensure requirements for engineering and
    architecture firms
  • Researching Federal Highway Administration and state statutory
    and regulatory requirements for outdoor signage
  • Representing court-appointed receiver to medical cannabis
    operator in the sale of company’s business operations and
    assets to an affiliate of multi-state cannabis operator

Heath Care Experience

  • Advising medical device company in preparation and negotiation of equipment purchase, placement, maintenance, and service agreements; creating internal guidelines to direct company’s agreement negotiations
  • Advising academic medical centers in preparing and negotiating clinical trial agreements with industry sponsors and contract research organizations
  • Assisting academic medical center with preparation of clinical trial and institutional review board standard operating procedures
  • Researching state laws on consent to disclosure of health information by minors and incapacitated adults
  • Analyzing state security breach laws and preparing breach notification letters for pharmaceutical company

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers

News for Drew

31 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2024

Client Alert: The MA Charitable Donation Deduction Has Arrived

Client Alert: Updated Guide for Board Members of Charitable Organizations

Drew Douglas-Steele Joins Casner & Edwards’ Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group