Ms. Petit focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and their donors, with an emphasis on corporate governance matters, international grantmaking, company and private foundations, and religious organizations.
Ms. Petit is a member of the American Bar Association, Tax Section and The Bar Association of San Francisco. She is a former member of the Nonprofit and Unincorporated Organizations Subcommittee of the Business Law Section of The California State Bar.
Ms. Petit has spoken at a number of national exempt organization conferences, including “Representing and Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations” at Georgetown Law, the Council on Foundation’s annual conference, and the Grant Managers Network national conference. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and has guest lectured at Golden Gate University and UC Berkeley School of Law.
Ms. Petit is also a frequent writer and editor on exempt organization topics. She served for ten years as the editor of the exempt organizations department of the Journal of Taxation. Currently, she is an author of CEB’s Advising California Nonprofit Corporations, and is the founding editor of Adler & Colvin’s blog, www.nonprofitlawmatters.com.
Most recently, she co-authored “Final Regulations on Foreign Public Charity Equivalency Determinations,” published in the July/August 2016 issue of Taxation of Exempts, and “The New Foundations of Open Source,” published in the February 2017 issue of the Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal.
Ms. Petit is admitted to the bar in the state of California.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Petit served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before joining Adler & Colvin, she practiced general business law.
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