Patrick Anderson, Of Counsel

Patrick Anderson has worked with a broad range of non-profit organizations throughout his career, from small start-ups to established community health centers and social services organizations. A tax lawyer by training, Patrick enjoys helping his non-profit clients sort through the complexities of the Internal Revenue Code so that they can confidently focus on their mission. He also has extensive experience assisting clients with state non-profit law issues.

Before he joined The Law Firm For Non-Profits, Patrick was a staff attorney with Public Counsel’s Community Development Project, where he provided free legal assistance to both non-profit organizations and low-income entrepreneurs, gave numerous presentations on federal and state law, and helped draft publications to educate and assist non-profits in the community.

Patrick began his legal career as a tax associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, where he worked with a number of non-profit clients on a pro bono basis, an experience which sparked his interest in this challenging but rewarding area of the law.

Patrick received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University.

Representative matters:

  • Formed and obtained tax-exemption for a supporting organization founded by a coalition of local healthcare providers
  • Drafted a commercial co-venture agreement for a nonprofit partnering with local businesses to raise funds and awareness of its mission
  • Helped an unincorporated nonprofit association convert to a corporation and obtain tax-exemption retroactive to the formation of the association
  • Advised a 501(c)(3) organization on how to engage with local elected officials without running afoul of the prohibition on political campaign activity