About

Amarah Sedreddine and Susan Whoriskey are the founding partners of Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP.

Amarah represents and counsels a wide variety of organizations, including both public charities and private foundations, as well as mission-driven for-profit businesses, at all stages of development and operation. She provides comprehensive legal counsel and strategic guidance to her clients, advising on a wide range of tax, regulatory, governance, employment and general corporate and transactional matters.  She is informed in this work by her extensive expertise advising nonprofit organizations developed over the course of her career in the public sector.   Prior to her work as a founding partner of Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP, Amarah served as outside corporate counsel to Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a philanthropic organization that administers over $200 million annually in grantmaking, worldwide, as special counsel and assistant general counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice, and as associate general counsel at The New York Community Trust.  She commenced her legal career in private practice at Morrison & Foerster, LLP and Mann Legal Group, LLC, where she focused her work on tax-exempt organizations.

Amarah graduated from Princeton University in 1998 and New York University School of Law in 2004, and returned to NYU Law in 2012 to serve as co-faculty of its Business Law and Transactions Clinic, supervising the work of third-year law students providing pro bono legal services to tax-exempt organizations.  Amarah is Co-Chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Nonprofit Organizations Committee, a member of Nonprofit New York’s Government Relations Council, and lectures frequently on topics related to her practice.  She is admitted to practice in New York.

Susan has served as legal advisor to a variety of nonprofit organizations, including both public charities and private foundations, as well as mission-driven for-profit businesses.   In her longstanding private practice, first as a solo practitioner and now as a partner of Sedreddine & Whoriskey, Susan offers clients the benefit of her broad range of experience on a diverse scope of subject matter, including corporate formation and recognition, preservation and conversion of tax status, establishing corporate governance and compliance practices, corporate dissolution and the distribution of assets, application of donor restrictions, misuse of corporate assets, and the use of alternative funding streams, including earned income and program related investments.  She started her career as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, after serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, a federal district court judge in the S.D.N.Y.

Susan graduated summa cum laude from Yale College in 1989, and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1993.   Susan is admitted to practice in New York.

Amy Montour is an associate at Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP.  Prior to joining Sedreddine & Whoriskey, Amy worked as an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution group at Clifford Chance US LLP, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judith C. McCarthy, a federal magistrate judge in the S.D.N.Y.

Amy graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and from New York University School of Law in 2014.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in New York.