Ed Chaney

Ed Chaney is a partner with Schell Bray PLLC, where he advises a broad range of nonprofit organizations on key tax and corporate matters, including organization formation and governance, 501(c)(3) tax exemption and ongoing compliance, charitable giving, program-related and impact investing, and complex organizational structures, transactions, and transitions. He has also counseled various philanthropic clients, including community foundations, small and large private foundations, national donor advised fund sponsors, and university-related foundations. Ed speaks, writes, and teaches frequently on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations law, and recently served as an adjunct assistant professor at the UNC School of Law where he taught the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. Prior to attending law school, he worked for ten years in the nonprofit sector, serving as a program director, executive director, board member, and board chair. He earned a BA and J.D., with honors, from UNC-Chapel Hill. Ed and his family live in Carrboro, and he enjoys photography.

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