Mr. Clausen's practice focuses on federal and state tax law, corporate governance, and trust law matters that arise for tax-exempt organizations and their donors. He advises exempt organizations (including community foundations, donor-advised fund providers, private foundations, and supporting organizations), and the individual and corporate donors that support them.
Mr. Clausen is a member of the American Bar Association (Exempt Organizations Committee of the Tax Law Section), the California State Bar Association (Co-Chair, Tax Exempt Organizations Committee – Taxation Section), the Bar Association of San Francisco, the San Francisco Estate Planning Council, and the Northern California Planned Giving Council.
Mr. Clausen has served as adjunct faculty in the Golden Gate University School of Law’s Tax LL.M. program and in the University of San Francisco’s Masters of Nonprofit Management program, and has lectured for nonprofit professionals and legal advisors on tax and corporate governance issues affecting exempt organizations and their donors.
Mr. Clausen is admitted to the bar in the state of California.
Before joining Adler & Colvin, Mr. Clausen practiced at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in San Francisco, Washington D.C., and London, focusing primarily on tax-exempt bonds and related financing structures, taxation of cross-border corporate transactions, and public-private partnerships. Prior to working at Orrick, Mr. Clausen was a litigator at Thelen, Reid & Priest in San Francisco.
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