General Counsel

Sarah E. Paul

Sarah E. Paul is the General Counsel of the Helmsley Charitable Trust. She joined Helmsley from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where she had been Of Counsel and Deputy Head of the Exempt Organizations Practice. While at Skadden, Sarah served as an outside counsel to the Trust, advising on a broad array of transactional, compliance, and tax matters.


Sarah has more than 25 years of experience advising nonprofit organizations of all kinds and sizes. Prior to joining Skadden in 2008, she was a partner at several large law firms.  Earlier in her career, she served as Deputy Counsel at the New York Public Library. She has authored multiple publications and has served on various nonprofit boards and legal industry committees. Sarah graduated from Harvard summa cum laude and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School.