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Nonprofit Law

Nonprofit Law

Our expertise in representing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations dates back to our origins. Since the early 1960s, when we planted the first seeds of our senior care and health care practices and helped form Aging Services of California and LeadingAge, we have been counseling nonprofit and tax-exempt clients regarding their rights and obligations. Today our nonprofit clients range from public charities, private foundations, trade associations, and self-insurance groups to title-holding companies, agricultural cooperatives, social welfare organizations, and social clubs.

We guide clients through their entire life cycle, from corporate formation and choice of entity, through mergers and affiliations, and sometimes to dissolution.  We collaborate with our clients to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. We remain on the cutting edge of our field by regularly speaking and writing on tax and corporate issues unique to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Our attorneys are recognized for the depth and breadth of their expertise.  In an era of corporate scandals, we help clients develop best operating and governance practices. During times of fiscal austerity, we help them downsize, consolidate and, if appropriate, seek affiliation partners.  At all times, we help them access available legal protections and keep our eye on the practical. Our responsibility and our mission is to help keep the independent sector vibrant and viable.    

Representative Nonprofit Clients

  • American Cancer Society
  • LeadingAge California
  • Giants Community Fund
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco
  • Tides Center
  • Hospice By The Bay
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of The State of California
  • On Lok
  • California Assisted Living Association
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


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Pamela Kaufmann
Pamela Kaufmann
San Francisco, CA

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