Micah J. Malouf

Special Counsel

Tax-Exempt Organizations | Trusts and Estates

Micah J. Malouf joined Schell Bray PLLC in February 2022, bringing to the firm’s clients his deep experience working with foundations, educational institutions, donor-advised fund sponsors, endowments, and other charitable entities.  He is passionate about philanthropy and the impact that organizations of all sizes make on the people and places they serve.   

Micah advises philanthropic organizations and their officers, directors, and trustees on formation and structuring, corporate governance, tax compliance, significant charitable gifts, endowments and investments, and other legal issues. He serves as co-author of Bloomberg (BNA) Tax Management Portfolio No. 482-2nd Tax Issues of Educational Organizations.

Prior to joining the firm, Micah served as Associate University Counsel at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In this role, he focused on charitable giving, endowment and investment management, university-related foundations, trusts and estates, and board governance. 

Micah previously served as a senior attorney of the Advanced Planning and Complex Asset Group at Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity and donor-advised fund sponsor.  At Fidelity Charitable, he worked directly with donors, their advisors, and corporate and business lawyers to facilitate charitable contributions of non-publicly traded assets to achieve the most favorable tax treatment with the greatest charitable impact.  Prior to joining Fidelity Charitable, Micah served his alma mater as General Counsel of the Texas Tech Foundation, Inc. for more than five years.  

He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has completed the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Micah lives in Cary with his wife, Colby, and their two children.  He is a dedicated member of the Society for American Baseball Research, loves the Dodgers, and is a diehard Texas Tech Red Raider.  In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and watching his children do what they love.


Texas Tech University, B.B.A. in Finance and Economics, 2004

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2007

Bar Admissions

North Carolina


Professional Activities

North Carolina Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

National Association of College and University Attorneys - Committee on Membership and Member Services 2020-21, Committee on Finance and Audit 2018-19

Community and Civic Activities

Board of Trustees, First United Methodist Church Cary

Wishgranter, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina

Awards and Publications

Presenter: Demystifying Donor Advised Funds, UNC Advancement Symposium, 2020

Co-Presenter: University Foundations: Risk Management and the role of Legal Counsel, UNC System Attorneys Meeting, 2019

Presenter: Business Exit Gifts Made Simple, Crescendo Interactive, Practical Planned Giving Conference, 2017

Presenter: Donor Advised Funds and Donating Private Equity Interests to Charity, SunTrust Bank Private Wealth Management, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated