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Marilyn Tebor Shaw is an attorney with over twenty-five years experience practicing law representing individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Committed to providing legal representation of the highest caliber generally available only at the largest firms, Ms. Shaw brings to her clients, the benefit of her many years of experience as legal counsel for a number of the country's leading companies. She has served as legal counsel for successful non-profit organizations such as the Nomadic Kenyan Children’s Educational Fund as well as prestigious cultural institutions such as the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., where she served as Associate General Counsel under J. Carter Brown, Director, and its current director, Earl A. Powell, III.

As Principal in the firm of TeborShaw Law, Ms. Shaw concentrates her practice in the areas of general business, real estate, zoning, trusts, estates and elder law and matters concerning individuals involved in providing consulting services throughout the United States She currently serves in the New York State Bar’s Attorney Emeritus Program in the field of estate planning for the elderly with the Tompkins/Tioga County Neighborhood Legal Services. She serves the City of Ithaca, pro bono, as a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Ms. Shaw is a graduate of Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, magna cum laude in History and with distinction in all subjects and was the winner of the History department’s Cornelius deKiewet Award for outstanding work as a history major while at Cornell. She attended the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School where she was elected to the Buffalo Law Review and Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the New York, Virginia and District of Columbia bars as well as the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Shaw has been honored by her alma mater, Cornell University, as one of its “Graduates Who Influence the World” for her work in Kenya and has been featured in the Cornell Chronicle for this work. She has also been honored by the University at Buffalo for her work with the Maasai students of Kenya with an alumni profile in the University alumni magazine and on the Law School’s website.