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Washington DC

2001 L Street N.W.
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Washington, DC 20036

Specializing in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations

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

In-Person Conference

Western Philanthropy Conference 2024 - Session: "Compliance in Complex Philanthropy Structures"

May 20, 2024

Self-dealing always seems to catch people by surprise. The rules are often not intuitive and have remained relatively unchanged for 60 years. Join us as we discuss common self-dealing issues that arise in family offices and strategies that every office should put in place to safeguard everyone involved.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT

Co-Presenter:  Susan Dawson, The Parker Foundation, General Counsel

Seattle, Washington


In-Person Conference

Western Philanthropy Conference 2024 - Session: "Race Conscious Philanthropy"

May 21, 2024

Last year’s Supreme Court decision on admissions practices surprised many of us in the sector. The ruling left many of us wondering how this would impact other areas of operations, including employment practices and grantmaking. Our session will focus on what the landscape of race conscious philanthropy looks like today and potential areas of concern in light of last year’s ruling.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. PT


  • Katy Youker, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, Director of the Economic Justice Project
  • Tom Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, President & General Council

Seattle, Washington


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…

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