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JD, Duke Law School

BA, Middlebury College

Hugh K. Webster


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Hugh Webster is a nationally recognized lawyer who has served as an advisor to associations and other non-profit organizations, association management companies, as well as individual executives, for almost 20 years. With special expertise in governance, strategic, and operational issues, Hugh also works regularly in such diverse areas as employment (including executive employment), taxation, antitrust, contracts, standards and certification, code of ethics, publishing, and fiduciary obligations of directors and officers.


Hugh is also a frequent speaker, including for organizations such as the American Society of Association Executives, the International Association of Association Management Companies, and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives.

  • He is the author of the semi-annual updates to The Law of Associations, the only treatise in the association law field, and has written numerous articles and other publications on issues relevant to nonprofit organizations.
  • Author: Fiduciary Obligations of Nonprofit Directors and Officers, Bureau of National Affairs, 2008.
  • Author: Trade Associations, Bureau of National Affairs, 2008.
  • Co-Author: Lobbying and Political Expenditures, Bureau of National Affairs, 2002.
  • Co-Author: Association Lobbying and Regulation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1992.
  • Co-Author: Law of Associations, Matthew Bender, supplemented semi-annually.
  • Contributing Editor: Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Letter, OMI, tri-weekly.
  • Contributing Editor: Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Letter, OMI, tri-weekly.