Joel Corwin, JD
Law Offices of Joel S. Corwin
Joel Corwin, JD, counsels association and other nonprofit clients regarding their legal needs, often acting as general counsel. He is a member of the Bar of the States of California and Illinois and has represented associations since 1981.
Mr. Corwin received his B.A. from Yale University in 1971, where he was the recipient of the Gerald Robert Steinberg Memorial Scholarship Award. He attended Cornell University Law School and the University of Minnesota Law School where he earned his J.D. cum laude in 1974 and served as Managing Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.
He is a former two-year Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the State Bar of California, where he is active in drafting California legislation benefiting associations and other nonprofits. Previously, as Vice Chair, he headed up the Form 990 Policy Series Group, completing 12 memoranda for lawyers with respect to nonprofit governance policies responsive to developments in the IRS Form 990.
Mr. Corwin is a member, and a former Director, of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE), is a member, and former two-year Chair, of its Legislative Committee and was the 2010 CalSAE Associate Member of the Year. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association where he has been Chair of the Trade and Professional Associations Law Committee, the Corporation and Business Law Committee and the Financial Institutions Committee.
Mr. Corwin has received the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, under the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings in both legal ability and general ethical standards.