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

Specializing in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations

David A. Levitt, Principal Daren Garshelis, Associate Mohamed Sabur, Associate Jorge Lopez, Associate Steven R. Chiodini, Of Counsel Karl F. Mill, Associate Rosemary E. Fei, Principal Matt Clausen, Of Counsel Shirley McLaughlin, Associate Gregory L. Colvin, Senior Counsel Nancy E. McGlamery, Principal Erik Dryburgh, Principal Ingrid Mittermaier, Principal Robert A. Wexler, Principal Stephanie L. Petit, Principal Eric K. Gorovitz, Principal Emily Chan, Associate

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


Northern California Planned Giving Council

January 18, 2018

Recent Developments: All The News That’s Fit To Print

This session will cover the latest developments in the field of charitable gift planning, including tax reform (maybe, maybe not); substantiation do’s and don’ts; how not to draft a gift restriction; recent IRS rulings on self-dealing and UBI; and more.

San Francisco, CA


Panel Presentation

52nd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

January 24, 2018

Structuring Philanthropy:  What Works When

Co-panelists:  Martin Hall and Michele McKinnon

Orlando, FL


Featured Content


Determining the Date of a Charitable Gift

The date a charitable gift is “made” can be critical to the timing and valuation of the donor’s charitable contribution deduction. In general, a gift is made when it is delivered to the charity.


The Use of LLCs in Fiscal Sponsorship-A New Model

Model L may combine most of the benefits of other models, but may be impractical for smaller projects that are not well-funded.

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