Alyssa Snyder’s practice focuses on advising exempt organizations on a broad range of tax-related issues, including entity formation and dissolution, tax planning, audits and compliance, and the use of New Markets Tax Credits. She also advises these clients on fiscal sponsorships, joint ventures, and operation and governance matters.

Alyssa assists high net worth individuals on philanthropic decision-making, including the formation of donor-advised funds, charitable remainder trusts, and private foundations. Often working in tandem with Farella’s estate planning team, Alyssa provides guidance to clients seeking to engage in a wide range of philanthropic undertakings. Sometimes this includes facilitating relationships with appropriate organizations, which Alyssa’s network of relationships, particularly in the Bay Area, can help support. By connecting prospective donors with resources, she can help them make informed choices, and arrive at solutions that helps them meet both their financial and philanthropic goals.

Alyssa is an advisor who is both a trained tax attorney and has deep personal experience with nonprofits. In addition to her work as an attorney, she spent several years at a leading public accounting firm, and has technical knowledge of nonprofit reporting requirements. She also has decades of personal experience working with nonprofits—she worked for several prior to attending law school, and knows instantly what it means to “wear many hats.” This combination of technical expertise and hands-on experience makes her an invaluable counselor and guide to clients who seek to tackle complex administrative and legal issues in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Chair (former) of the Bay Area Young Tax Lawyers
  • Co-chair (former) of the Bar Association of San Francisco Barrister’s Club tax section
  • Adjunct faculty member at Golden Gate School of Law