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Specializing in the Law of Nonprofit Organizations

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

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Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable, hosted by OSU Foundation - Charitable Remainder Trusts: A Deep Dive

March 12, 2021
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Wilkerson Law Office - For-Profit or Not? Where to Start for the Socially-Minded Entrepreneur

March 25, 2021

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Karl F. Mill, Adler & Colvin

Asha Wilkerson, Wilkerson Law Office

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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…

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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.