Casner & Edwards

Sharon C. Lincoln

Sharon C. Lincoln advises nonprofit entities on the wide range of issues related to their tax-exempt status, including formation, funding, governance, executive compensation (including deferred compensation), regulatory compliance, restructuring, international grant making, lobbying, unrelated business income, tax opinions, and mergers & acquisitions.

In addition, she assists clients in matters directly involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, including audits, appeals and ruling requests.

Sharon also assists clients with planning and structuring new social ventures. To that end, she keeps track of developments that affect social entrepreneurs, including guidance regarding benefit corporations and other "hybrid" entities.

Prior to joining Casner & Edwards, Sharon was the Chair of Foley Hoag LLP's Nonprofit/Social Venture Practice group in Boston.


  • Massachusetts
  • California
  • Tax Court


  • JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • BA, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College (Member of Phi Beta Kappa)
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