Ariella Nasuti, Of Counsel

Ariella Nasuti advises social justice, healthcare, education, community development, basic needs, legal aid, LGBTQ+, animal welfare, environmental, workforce development, placemaking, social mobility, veterans services, civic engagement, faith-based, cultural and other nonprofits. For over 20 years she has been privileged to empower her clients and their allies to ideate; innovate; and scale outreach, collaborations, and impact. The mission-driven changemakers Ariella works with are committed to elevating underserved communities, fostering an inclusive knowledge economy, and ensuring equitable access to opportunities.

Ariella graduated with honors from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a B.A. in Political Science. She attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a Visiting Scholar and holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Ariella is licensed to practice law in New York.

Representative matters:

  • Advised a public-private partnership developing a downtown innovation district. Negotiated project scope with government and community stakeholders, and provided counsel regarding mind-to-market commercialization strategies and entrepreneur support services.
  • Counseled boards of directors regarding capacity building, program scaling, investment, and partnering decisions.
  • Negotiated an asset transfer agreement to dissolve the fiscal sponsorship of a controlled entity.
  • Oversaw the rollout of a $300 million capital fundraising campaign, providing counsel regarding gift acceptance policies, donor pipelining, and planned giving vehicles.