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

Event

Cannabis and Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will present the session "Cannabis and Employment Law" at the Network of Trial Law Firms' Litigation Management in a New York Minute – 2019 Edition event. Overview:  Medical marijuana is now legal in 33...

Read More
Event

Bay Area Opportunity Zones 2.0

On the heels of recently released regulation by the US government, we dive back into the state of OZs in the Bay Area. What You'll Learn What are the most important takeaways from the...

Read More
Publication

Legal Ins and Outs of 'Opportunity Zones' — So Far

A new tax incentive intended to stimulate investment in low-income communities known as opportunity zones has attracted significant attention from investors, developers, and business owners since its enactment under Section 1400Z-2 of the Internal...

Read More
News

The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys

The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley...

Read More
News

Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named 2019 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , Stephanie P. Skaff and Roderick M. Thompson have been named IP Stars by Managing...

Read More
Publication

What California’s New Security Law Means to Your Business

Commonsense IoT security steps that startups and small business should consider to comply with California’s new law California recently enacted a new law, Senate Bill 327, that requires companies that make Internet of Things...

Read More
Publication

Keeping Tabs on Energy Efficiency – New Benchmarking Requirements for San Francisco

Read More
Event

Women in Cleantech & Sustainability

Lysondra Ludwig will speak at the WCS Talks - a full day TED-Style event and startup pitch competition hosted by Google.

Read More
News

Former City of Napa Planner Rick Tooker Joins Farella Braun + Martel

Read More
Publication

Are You Background Checking Your Contractors? If So, Exercise Caution.

Employers who use background checks in their hiring processes are likely aware of the various requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and analogous state statutes. They must provide clear disclosures and obtain...

Read More