Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein Introduces Copyright Practice and Expands Nonprofit Practice with Addition of Partner Ellen Lubell

Ryan Holbrook Copyright Law, Ellen Lubell, Non-profit Law

By: Ryan Holbrook ~ September 30, 2020

Ellen LubellKerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein is pleased to announce Ellen Lubell has joined its Wellesley office as a partner. Ellen brings 35 years of legal experience with a focus on nonprofit law and copyright matters. Her clients include colleges, other nonprofit organizations, publishers, small businesses, individual writers, artists and faculty members.

Ellen’s nonprofit practice encompasses the full lifecycle of charities and other nonprofit organizations, including obtaining “501(c)(3)” tax exempt status and advising on governance, regulatory compliance, fundraising and overall risk management. She handles transactional matters, and guides clients in developing business strategies that avoid missteps that could jeopardize their tax-exempt status. Ellen’s copyright expertise includes protection and licensing of traditional print and photographic media, as well as digital works, multimedia and software.

“Ellen brings a keen understanding of the legal and business challenges facing academic institutions, charities and other non-profit organizations,” said Milton Kerstein, managing partner of Kerstein, Coren & Lichtenstein. “Ellen’s nonprofit experience will add depth and bench strength to our existing practice while her thorough knowledge of copyright law will allow us to help individual and institutional clients protect their intellectual property while making it accessible to others in a way that maximizes its impact and value.”

Before joining KCL, Ellen was a co-founder and partner at Tennant & Lubell LLC where she served as general counsel to numerous nonprofits and represented corporate and individual clients in transactional matters. Her prior experience includes serving as General Counsel at Education Development Center and Counsel for Research & Technology Transfer at UMass Medical Center. She also practiced healthcare law at Goulston & Storrs.

Ellen received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Princeton University. She can be reached at or 781.997.1590.