Nikki J. Hasselbarth

Hasselbarth Nikki
Nikki Hasselbarth is an associate in Venable's Nonprofit Organizations and Tax and Wealth Planning Practice Groups. She focuses her practice on advising both nonprofit and for-profit clients on a variety of charitable fundraising matters, including commercial co-venture campaigns and charitable solicitation regulation compliance, and frequently advises nonprofit organizations on contractual, corporate governance, and general corporate matters.

Nikki frequently works with tax-exempt organizations, such as public charities and private foundations, on a variety of tax and planning matters, including the formation of new tax-exempt organizations and the termination of private foundation status, and assists high-net-worth individuals with charitable giving and estate and business succession planning.

The Daily Record, the newspaper serving Baltimore's business and legal communities, honored Nikki in 2016 with its "20 in Their Twenties" award. The award recognizes individuals based on professional accomplishment, civic involvement, and impact of achievement, and celebrates the best and brightest under 30 whose creativity and spirit are contributing to a new energy in Maryland.




  • J.D. Duke University School of Law 2014
    • Booth Scholar (merit-based scholarship)
    • Senior research editor, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
    • Lead editor, Duke Forum for Law & Social Change
  • B.A. Columbia University 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • California

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • President, Los Angeles County Bar Association's Exempt Organizations Committee
  • American Bar Association Section on Taxation


  • Selected as a John S. Nolan Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation
  • Named to The Daily Record's "20 in Their Twenties" list, 2016


Personal Activities

Nikki serves on the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust (B.E.S.T.) and is a member of the Tax Practice Management, Fiduciary Income Tax, and Exempt Organizations Committees of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation. Prior to law school, Nikki served as a Teach For America corps member in Houston, Texas, where she taught third and fourth grades.