Alana Petraske


Alana Petraske advises families, businesses, institutions, and the charities they establish on a range of issues including tax-efficient giving, structuring of charitable and non-profit entities, venture philanthropy and social investment. She has a particular interest in family involvement and succession issues in family philanthropies, as well as the interplay with family business, and a deep experience advising universities and other institutions on their international operations.

Alana also focuses on international issues facing both donors and charities, including governance for global charitable groups, cross-border operations and gifts, local recognition of foreign organisations, and the establishment of US/UK ‘dual qualified’ charities which enable tax-efficient giving in the US and the UK. In addition, Alana advises giving intermediaries, including donor-advised funds, community foundations, ‘friends of’ organisations and Study Abroad programmes. She has experience advising on a wide variety of operational matters including: grant making, fundraising, sponsorship and trading, constitutional reorganisations, campaigning and elections, tax, governance, FATCA and Common Reporting Standard classification, and regulatory matters generally.

Alana is ranked in Chambers and Partners for charity law and for charity law and education in Legal 500, where she is noted for her ‘passionate expertise’. Alana is also ranked in Citywealth and Superlawyers for charity law.