The Campbell Law Firm is a law firm that leverages a global network of experienced attorneys with decades of legal training and practical experience. TCLF is a social-impact focused law firm that, similar to Build Up, works with nonprofits, philanthropies, philanthropists, ultra high net worth individuals, and movements. TCLF offers high-touch counsel to social-impact entrepreneurs and organizations around the world.

During private practice and her time as Associate General Counsel at The New York Community Trust, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary at the Open Society Foundations, and inaugural Senior Director of Operations and Foundation Counsel at Dalio Philanthropies, Nic provided legal advice on place-based, regional, national, and international projects and matters.

Nic’s experience in private practice and as in-house counsel in a nonprofit organization and global philanthropies provided her with a fundamental, comprehensive, and practical understanding of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, particularly Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. As TCLF’s Managing Attorney, Nic brings this deep expertise and experience to every TCLF engagement.

The Campbell Law Firm offers General Counsel retainers tailored to each client’s legal needs.

For a flat monthly fee, we conduct a legal assessment, create a legal strategic plan based on your goals and needs, and provide you with quality ongoing legal guidance. If you would like to explore how TCLF can address your or your organization’s specific needs, send an email or schedule a complimentary discovery call with Nic. 

We show up differently.

Since working with The Campbell Law Firm, I have much greater confidence that the grant agreements we generate reflect our foundation’s values while covering all of the necessary legal bases. In addition to sharing our values around trust-based philanthropy and being a good thought partner, Nicole Campbell was a pleasure to work with: accessible, flexible, timely, thorough, and friendly. I recommend her services to any foundation looking to update and upgrade their grantmaking processes. Thanks, Nicole!

— Julie Boudreau
Executive Director, John and Wauna Harman Foundation

Nic Campbell is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit lawyers. What distinguishes her from others in the field is a unique combination of technical expertise and a pragmatic, get-it-done approach to her work. When it comes to grant making, governance structuring and project design and management, it is hard to find someone more capable than Nic Campbell to get it done effectively and efficiently.

— Ricardo A. Castro
General Counsel, International Rescue Committee

There are lots of lawyers who can recite the law. Finding a lawyer who has a can–do (as opposed to no) approach is rare and valuable. Nic Campbell is that kind of lawyer. Working with Nic I learned that she really knows the tax code and nonprofit law, is smart as a whip, extremely hardworking, and genuinely interested in coming up with the best possible client-centered solutions. She’s a professional in all the best ways. I highly recommend her.

— Gay Young
Vice President, Donor Services, New York Community Trust

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