Ms. Brandman has extensive experience regarding the laws governing charitable giving and not-for-profit organizations. She both advises and serves as director for numerous public charities and private foundations, currently including the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Ms. Brandman has written and lectured extensively on the subject of charitable giving for both expert and mass audiences.
New York, 1980
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1980; Member, Annual Survey of American Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1977
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