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.
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
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