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

Specializing in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations

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


Nonprofit Governance – Charitable Advocacy: What Nonprofit Organizations Need to Know "Issue Advocacy: Special Considerations in an Election Year"

April 25, 2018

Co-panelists:  John Pomeranz and Eric Rodriguez

Co-sponsored by Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations



Georgetown University Law Center conference

April 26, 2018

Representing & Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations

First panel:  Fundraising and Crowdfunding on the Internet and Social Media

Co-panelist:  Courtney Aladro

Second panel:  Ask the Experts

Co-panelist:  Jim Joseph and Morey Ward

Washington, DC


Featured Content


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…


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.

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