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Dean S.

Dean Sage

43 reviews
Dean Sage is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Dean is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to real estate law, tax law and business formation. He is also skilled in legal research and writing, as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
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Colin B.

Colin Breeze

3 reviews
Colin Breeze is a corporate attorney with 19 years’ experience. He specializes in litigation matters and is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal cases related to real estate law. Colin holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the University of Chicago Law School. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Colin has been a partner attorney at the Breeze Law Firm since January 2007.
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Kieran D.

Kieran De Terra

2 reviews
Kieran De Terra is a business lawyer that has been licensed to practice law in California for the past two years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Kieran specializes in providing legal assistance to start up businesses, with a primary focus on trademark and copyright law. He has been an attorney at Wilkinson Mazzeo PC since January 2016.
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John M.

John Mccarthy

2 reviews
John McCarthy has been a corporate attorney for the past decade. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. John has won several awards for his career as a corporate attorney, including the Best of the Bar award by the San Diego Business Journal. Since January 2010, John has been managing his own law firm, McCarthy Law.
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Marco T.

Marco Torres

2 reviews
Marco Torres is a corporate attorney with over 16 years of experience. He primarily specializes in tax law, but has also gained experience in real estate law, bankruptcy and other corporate-related legal practice areas. Marco is licensed to practice law in California and received his degree in law from the University of California. Marco founded his own legal office in March 2008, where he now acts as the managing attorney.
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Nikki S.

Nikki Semanchik

2 reviews
Nikki Semanchik is a corporate attorney who has more than six years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in law after she graduated from the California Western School of Law. Nicki specializes in providing her legal assistance to startup companies and entrepreneurs. She is also experienced in dealing with non-profits. Nicki founded her own legal firm, the Semanchik Law Group, in 2017.
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Autumn M.

Autumn Moody

2 reviews
Autumn Moody is an attorney at law with over one decade's worth of experience. She has been licensed to practice law in California and obtained her legal degree from the California Western School of Law. Autumn primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve labor and employment law. She is also skilled in dealing with commercial contracts. Autumn founded her own legal firm, The Moody Firm, in November 2017.
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Daniel E. G.

Daniel E. Goodrich

2 reviews
Daniel E. Goodrich is a corporate counselor with over six years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in multiple states, including California and the District of Columbia. Daniel holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Daniel primarily specializes in mergers and acquisitions. He founded his own legal firm, DG Law, in December 2012.
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Jonathan P.

Jonathan Paul

2 reviews
Jonathan Paul has over 20 years of experience as in-house counsel for companies ranging from a start-up with less than ten employees to a publicly traded technology corpora... read more
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Michael W.

Michael Wexler

2 reviews
Tax Attorney with expertise in estate planning and nonprofit organizations, and broad experience in Federal and California tax. Sophisticated estate planning for taxable an... read more
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Julia W.

Julia Williams

2 reviews
Ms. Williams is a 2006 UCLA Law graduate. She began her legal career in complex business litigation. After a decade of litigation practice, Ms. Williams determined that her... read more
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Jack P.

Jack Pogosian

2 reviews
Jack Pogosian has experience in civil litigation, as well as SSI/SSDI administrative law. He is an expert negotiator, having settled hundreds of civil cases, as well as pre... read more
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Tom G.

Tom Gallagher

2 reviews
Mr. Gallagher is a Real Estate and Business Law attorney based in San Diego, California. A California native with training in conflict resolution and negotiation. Tom is an... read more
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Matt V.

Matt Velasquez

2 reviews
Consulting an attorney shouldn’t be an intimidating process. I started this firm because I wanted to provide clients with legal services that are accessible, understandable... read more
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Jason E.

Jason Eliaser

1 review
In his practice as a property attorney, Jason applies his unique blend of legal expertise, creativity, and organizational talents to his client's cases. Before starting his own practice, he worked for a large firm representing financial institutions such as Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase in real estate litigation and disputes. He is also dedicated to supporting a variety of non-profits.
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Tatiana D.

Tatiana Doran

Tatiana Doran has over twelve years of experience counseling clients with personal, family, and business matters. She specializes in estate planning, trust administration, probate, and general business law. She is licensed to practice before California and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Tatiana is a former attorney in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.
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Kenneth R.

Kenneth Rose

Kenneth Rose represents employers and executive-level employees on California, federal, and international employment law issues. He also offers workplace investigations, expert testimony, employment law training, auditing of employment policies, and mediation. Mr. Rose is one of the few attorneys in the US experienced in assisting multinationals with employment law issues in foreign countries.
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Anthony G.

Anthony Girolami

Anthony Girolami is a San Diego-based attorney with 24 years of experience advising American and foreign firms on international corporate transactions, particularly related to energy. Anthony is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Brazil as a Foreign Legal Consultant. He holds a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law.
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Jason W.

Jason Woltman

Jason Woltman is a business lawyer that primarily focuses on assisting startup companies with their legal matters. He is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, and financial-related legal matters. Jason is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He recently started his own law firm, the Woltman Law Group.
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Randy B.

Randy Berholtz

Randy is a business and legal executive whose career includes 14 years as a senior corporate executive and general counsel to three public life sciences companies and a private group of Chinese and US life science companies. His clientele is as diverse as his expertise, which includes venture capital and technology licensing. Randy has taught several courses in two universities.
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William M.

William Mayer

William Mayer has over 27 years’ experience as a corporate attorney. He is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to employment law, intellectual property law and real estate law. William is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in California and received his Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law. William has been a trustee and general counselor at San Diego Museum of Man since 2009.
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Lauren L. W.

Lauren L. Walker

Lauren L. Walker is an attorney at law who has been providing legal services to corporate clients in California for over 13 years. She obtained her degree in law after she graduated from the UCLA Law School. Lauren is exceptionally experienced in legal research and writing, and she often provides her legal assistance to non-profit organizations. Since April 2015, Lauren has been serving as a counselor at the Harmeyer Law Group.
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Kymeshia M.

Kymeshia Morris

Kymeshia Morris is a business law who has been practicing law in California for over five years. She has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which she received after her graduation from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Kymeshia primarily focuses on negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts. She is also skilled in legal research and writing. Since June 2012, Kymeshia has been an attorney at San Diego Esquire.
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Jeffery G.

Jeffery Graham

Jeffery is an attorney with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and practices small business, immigration, and employment law. He assists individuals and businesses in legal matters including business transactions, immigration, and civil litigation. Jeffery has also successfully served pro bono clients such as the San Diego County Bar Association’s Service Members Civil Relief Act Program.
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John A.

John Abbene

John Abbene is a partner at the firm Abbene & Alcock in San Diego, California. He is licensed in California and has been practicing law for nearly thirty years, specializing in corporate and business law. In addition, he is experienced in real estate law, taxation, health care law, and employee benefit and retirement plans. John holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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Mark Y. L.

Mark Y. Liu

Mark is a corporate and transactional attorney specializing in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital financings. He advises companies in a variety of corporate transactions including initial public offerings on the NYSE and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mark also guides companies in developing and implementing corporate governance and compliance programs.
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Rick W.

Rick Waltman

Rick is a California attorney with experience in regulatory compliance, environmental law, energy law, employment law, legislation, and civil litigation. He received a number of awards and published five of my original works in legal journals at the University of San Diego School of Law. His experience includes work with the California Department of Justice and multiple law firms.
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Jessica H.

Jessica Hekmat

Jessica is the Solo Practitioner at Law Office of Jessica Hekmat, as well as an Associate with Gerson Law Firm APC. She has previously worked as a Program Manager among other positions, and she delved into special education matters with their juvenile delinquency defense. Her experience varies, and therefore her focus areas differ - she mainly practices business law, employment law and education law. In 2014, she obtained her J.D. from Loyola Law School.
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Mehran A.

Mehran Alaei

Mehran Alaei is a self employed Attorney in San Diego, California. He also a Real Estate Broker, as well as the owner of HOA Management Consultants. He is well experienced in handling Civil matters relating to real estate transactions, HOA matters, contract laws, business disputes, business formations and any other Civil Litigation matter. He obtained his J.D. from the California Western School of Law in 2011.
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Omar N.

Omar Nassar

Sometimes real estate transactions need an expert touch, and that is where Omar Nassar comes in. Mr. Nassar has been involved in the real estate market as an investor, real estate agent, broker, landlord, developer, and an attorney. He has participated in hundreds of real estate transactions and his wide variety of experience is invaluable to many real estate clients.
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Why You Need a Non-Profit Lawyer

In their efforts to save money, many non-profits avoid hiring an attorney. That's a mistake that can end up costing your organization more than it saves. Although starting a non-profit can be a very rewarding proposition, it can also be extremely complicated. Hiring a non-profit attorney in San Diego, California, is one of the best ways to ensure your future success, especially when it comes to these areas:

  • Taxes: The main reason to start a non-profit is for tax exemption. A non-profit lawyer can help you apply for your 501(c)(3) so that your non-profit is exempt from taxation. They can also help you comply with 501(c)(3) laws so that your status is never at risk.

  • Intellectual property: It's possible that your non-profit will have intellectual property (IP). This can be anything you use to identify or market your non-profit. A non-profit lawyer in San Diego can help protect your IP by filing for trademarks and service marks. This improves the legal standing of your non-profit if someone infringes on your IP.

  • Founding documents: A non-profit lawyer is very useful when it comes to constructing the founding documents of your non-profit. This can include items like bylaws and amendment. Your attorney can also help resolve any conflicts that arise when writing these documents.

There is also the matter of getting help with common legal tasks. Many people are unprepared for the paperwork and networking required of a non-profit. This is why you need a non-profit lawyer. Some of the tasks your non-profit lawyer can perform include:

  • Incorporating your non-profit.

  • Writing contracts. These can include purchase agreements, employee contracts, and loan agreements.

  • Facilitating interactions. This includes any relationships with other non-profits, as well as interactions with for-profit businesses.

  • Provide consultation for your non-profit.

How to Find the Best Non-Profit Lawyer

If you've decided you need the services of a non-profit lawyer, you want to make sure that the person you're hiring is the best available. To find the best fit for your non-profit, follow these tips:

  • Shop and ask around. Very few lawyers focus on non-profit work. This can make it difficult for you to find a high-quality non-profit lawyer in San Diego. To find the best lawyer for you, it's important to ask and shop around. Contact law firms to see if they do pro bono work. Ask for referrals from other non-profits in the San Diego area. You can even ask friends and family if they have any suggestions.

  • Use referral services. A good way to find any type of lawyer is through a referral service. This is especially true when you use an online service. Online legal referral services allow you to save a great deal of time and money while searching for an attorney. They also provide a wide range of choices. This makes it much easier to find the right attorney for your non-profit.

  • Ask the bar association: There are bar associations across the country that maintain lists of member attorneys. You can browse these lists for non-profit attorneys in San Diego who might be able to work for your non-profit.

Questions to Ask a Non-Profit Lawyer

Once you've narrowed down your options for a non-profit lawyer, you need to interview the likely candidates. Having a list of questions before your interviews will help you decide if an attorney is right for your non-profit. Here is a sampling of questions to ask a non-profit lawyer before hiring:

  • Do they have non-profit experience? It's likely that many attorneys you interview will not have experience working for non-profits. This means they may not be able to perform necessary tasks or secure your tax-exempt status. Any attorney you hire should be very experienced in the non-profit field.

  • Who will work on your case? It is common for attorneys at large law firms to delegate certain tasks to paralegals. This can pose a problem if you want your non-profit lawyer to give your legal tasks personal attention. Ask your attorney if they will be hands-on when working for your non-profit. If they do plan to use a paralegal, get an idea of which tasks the attorney will handle personally and which will be passed to someone else.

  • When will tasks be completed? When starting a non-profit organization, certain tasks must be completed within a specific timeframe. This includes filing for your 501(c)(3) status. Talk to your attorney and ask how quickly they will be able to complete these tasks. A lawyer who delays important non-profit jobs is not the right lawyer for you.

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From the forming of a non-profit organization to obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS, to complying with federal and state laws governing fundraising and operations, the advice of experienced San Diego non-profit attorney is crucial throughout each stage of your non-profit’s growth. Whether you are forming a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4), you can easily hire an experienced San Diego non-profit lawyer on UpCounsel for your on-demand or ongoing non-profit legal needs today.

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