San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA 94105

Washington DC

2001 L Street N.W.
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Washington, DC 20036

Specializing in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations

Geena Yu, Associate Stephanie L. Petit, Principal Wendy Hernandez, Associate Matt Clausen, Principal Julie Sorenson, Associate Jennifer Appel, Associate Nancy E. McGlamery, Principal Erik Dryburgh, Senior Counsel Amy Greeley, Associate Emily Chan, Of Counsel Sara Ortega Corriols, Associate Rosemary E. Fei, Principal Andrew Schulz, Of Counsel Shirley J. McLaughlin, Principal Eric K. Gorovitz, Principal Jinna Kwak, Of Counsel David A. Levitt, Principal David Ferguson, Associate Gregory L. Colvin, Emeritus Amy Rodriguez, Of Counsel Robert A. Wexler, Principal Steven R. Chiodini, Of Counsel Ingrid Mittermaier, Principal

Adler & Colvin is a group of seasoned attorneys based in San Francisco, deeply committed to serving the legal needs of the nonprofit sector.  The firm brings an unrivaled depth of expertise and passion to its representation of tax-exempt organizations and individual philanthropists.

Upcoming Events

In-Person Conference

Loyola Law School – Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations - Session: "Gifts of Businesses: Failing to Plan Is Planning to Fail"

February 29, 2024


  • Reynolds Cafferata, Rodriguez Horii Choi & Cafferata
  • David Shevlin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • Rob Wexler, Adler & Colvin

Moderator:  Karl Mill, Mill Law Center

10:15 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. PT

Los Angeles, California


In-Person Conference

Loyola Law School – Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations - Session: "Governance (Turner v. Victoria)”

March 1, 2024

Moderator:  Jill R. Horwitz

(Time TBD)

Los Angeles, California


Featured Content


Practitioner Perspectives on Using Section 501(c)(4) Organizations for Charitable Lobbying: Realities and an Alternative

This paper, originally published in the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, discusses a wide array of issues arising from the use of Section 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations to conduct the lobbying necessary to advance charitable goals. The paper goes on to propose an innovative legislative change that would allow the creation of a…


Lobbying Overview for Private Foundations

Private foundations’ expenditures for legislative lobbying are prohibited as “taxable expenditures” by Section 4945 of the Internal Revenue Code. For the purpose of deciding what is prohibited lobbying, private foundations may rely on the definitions found in Sections 501(h) and 4911 of the Internal Revenue Code, which define lobbying for those public charities that have…

Our firm represents some of the most recognized and respected nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in the U.S.