Paul Edmondson - Chief Legal Officer

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Phone - (202) 588-6101

Over a 25-year career with the National Trust, Paul Edmondson has worked on a variety of legal issues pertaining to the protection of historic resources, from matters of constitutional law to tax incentives to local landmarks issues. He oversees all of the organization’s legal services, as well as the National Trust Legal Defense Fund and the organization’s easement programs.

As corporate secretary, he is also responsible for overseeing the Trust’s bylaws, minutes and other corporate governance matters. He holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Cornell and practiced for several years as an archaeologist before entering law school at American University. Prior to joining the National Trust, he was a senior attorney for the federal government.

Paul Edmondson

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