Biography

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

Firm Highlights

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2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will be speaking at the 2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law session, "Marijuana in the Workplace." Details: According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of...

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Another Federal Circuit Finds Phishing Loss Covered Under Crime Policy

Companies of all sizes have fallen victim to attacks whereby fraudsters will use deceptive communications, such as spoofed emails, to trick an employee into transferring money into the fraudsters’ control. While these increasingly prevalent...

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Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office

Click here  for the audio recording of the webinar "Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office."

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Sushila Chanana Named to 2020 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program

SAN FRANCISCO, February 13, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Sushila Chanana has been named a member of the 2020 class of Fellows participating in a landmark program created by...

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ABA 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime

Jessica Nall will be speaking at the 34th National Institute on White Collar Crime session, "Updates in Cybercrime: Are We Fighting an Impossible Battle?" Details: Information security has now become an essential part of corporate...

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North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims

Tyler Gerking, chair of Farella's Insurance Recovery Group, was quoted in the Napa Valley Register article, "North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims." In the article, Tyler said he would expect...

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Gov't Drops IP Theft Charges Against Ex-Jawbone Workers

Law360 reported that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California in San Jose moved to dismiss all trade-secret-theft charges against the remaining four defendants in what was originally a six-defendant case...

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Strategy Lessons From Wells Fargo Fintech Patent Litigation

United States Automobile Association (USAA) is a financial services company that provides insurance, banking, investment, and retirement products and services for members of the military and their families. On June 7, 2018, USAA filed...

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Risk Management Summit for Agriculture and Cannabis

Rebecca Stephens will be presenting the topic "A Closer Look at Ag/Cannabis Employment Issues Surfacing in 2020" at Newfront Insurance's Risk Management Summit for Agriculture & Cannabis. Join us for a free, all-day event...

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Time to Check Your Cyber Insurance

Now that the CCPA is in effect, some companies will need to revise their policies. The cyber insurance markets are beginning to adapt to the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which went into...

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