Trustee,  Retired partner of a national law firm 

Senior Counsel, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, 2007 to present

Before his retirement in December 2006 as a partner in the Cleveland office of the national law firm Baker Hosteler, Paul H. Feinberg’s practice centered on Tax law and nonprofit Corporation law, with a special emphasis on tax-exempt organizations

Since his retirement, he has been serving, on a volunteer basis, as a member of the staff of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. As the Federation’s Senior Counsel,  he is responsible for advising on issues related to tax and nonprofit corporation matters, including issues related to corporate governance, supporting foundations, Form 990 reporting and planned giving matters.

Prior to joining Baker Hostetler,  Mr. Feinberg served as Assistant General Council of the Ford Foundation. Among his responsibilities was legal oversight of the Foundation’s Program Related Investment activities, advising the Foundation’s National Affairs Division on matters related to his funding of community development organizations and advising the Foundation’s Administration Division on tax reporting, pension matters and other tax-related issues.

Mr. Feinberg was co-editor  of a handbook on community development corporations distributed by Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He was a frequent lecturer on the tax aspects of charitable giving, the organization and operation of tax-exempt organizations, and other topics related to nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Feinberg was an adjunct professor of law at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)  School of Law from 1987 to 2019. He taught courses on the law of nonprofit organizations for the Masters in Nonprofit Organization degree program at the CWRU social work school and, from 2010 to 20 at the School of Law.

Mr. Feinberg he is a member of the Exempt Organizations  Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and served for a number of years as the co-chair of the Committee's subcommittee on private foundations.


LL.M. (in Taxation), New York University School of Law

LL.B., Harvard Law School, cum laude

A.B., University of Pennsylvania