Carolyn is a retired partner with the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP and was a member of its tax department. She joined the firm in 1970 and her practice has focused on exempt organizations, including representation of a number of colleges, universities, museums, and hospitals. She speaks regularly on issues of charitable giving and tax and corporate problems of tax exempt organizations. Carolyn is the co author of the “Harvard Manual Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving” last published in its 9th Edition as well as co author of the BNA portfolio, “Charitable Contributions for Corporations.” She has served as a member of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Public Charities Advisory Committee. She has served as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, as a Regent of the American College of Tax Counsel and on the Governing Council of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. She has also chaired the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section. Carolyn is an alumna of Wellesley College and holds LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Duke University School of Law, where she serves as a member of the Board of Visitors. Carolyn is an emeritus trustee of the Boston Athenaeum and serves as a Trustee of Boston Preparatory Charter School’s support foundation. She has served as a trustee of many New England non-profit organizations and continues to work in a volunteer capacity with various non-profit organizations including The Trustees of Reservations, Historic Boston, Incorporated, and Native Plant Trust. Carolyn is married to Robert T. Osteen, M.D. (B.A., Dartmouth College), and has two daughters.

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