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Rosemary E. Fei



  • B.S., summa cum laude, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1986

Areas of Practice

Ms. Fei's practice spans the full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt organization legal issues, with emphasis on legislative lobbying and advocacy issues, candidate-related political activities, nonprofit corporate governance (including membership issues), and religious entities.

Prior Experience

Before joining Adler & Colvin, Ms. Fei was a general business lawyer at Shartsis, Friese & Ginsberg, San Francisco; a Federal election law compliance officer and budget director for the Dukakis Presidential campaign; and an attorney in the U.S. Department of State.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Fei is Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Political & Lobbying Activities & Organizations of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Exempt Organizations Committee, Tax Law Section, American Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Ms. Fei is currently on the Board of Directors of CalNonprofits. She is the former Chair of the Board of Redefining Progress and a former director of The Conservation Campaign, Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, and The Marine Mammal Center.

Selected Publications

Speaking and Teaching

Ms. Fei has guest lectured or taught courses at both the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management and the Law School of the University of San Francisco, Stanford Law School, and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bar Admissions

Ms. Fei is admitted to the bar in the state of California and the District of Columbia (inactive).

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Rosemary E. Fei


Adler & Colvin
Russ Building, Suite 1220
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-421-7555

Fax: 415-421-0712

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