Kristina A. Hancock

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  • Of Counsel at Withers Bergman LLP (416 Attorneys)
  • 101 West Broadway, Suite 1000, San Diego, CA 92101
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Kristina is of counsel in the private client and tax team.

She focuses on representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. She serves as corporate counsel to large and small NGO s, including public charities, family and corporate foundations, social welfare organizations, lobbying entities, universities and museums. She provides tax advice and counsels clients on a wide variety of issues, including state and federal laws applicable to formation, organization, management, governance and compliance. She also assists clients with obtaining private letter rulings from the IRS on specific transactions and issues impacting NGO s. She works extensively with organizations focused on foreign charitable operations, and has organized and provided ongoing oversight for operations and project funding in Afghanistan, Africa, Central America, China, India, Mexico, South America and Spain.

Before entering the legal profession, she focused on intensive care nurse. Her 15-year background in critical care medicine provides a unique complement to her tax-exempt organizations. She has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.



Areas of Practice (5)

  • Charities and non profit
  • Education
  • Families and family offices
  • Owners and entrepreneurs
  • Philanthropy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
203-850-7787  Phone
619 564 6142  Phone
619 923 8845  Fax
University Attended:
Loma Linda University, A.S.
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
Year of First Admission:
1990, California


State Bar of California, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law Section

California Western School of Law, Adjunct Professor

San Diego City Ballet, Advisory Board

San Diego Spay Neuter Action Project, Board of Directors


Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

San Diego, California

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