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Farella Continues Expansion of Exempt Organizations Group

August 2, 2013 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2013: Courtney Nash Gardner joins Farella Braun + Martel LLP as an associate in its Exempt Organizations and Family Wealth Groups.


Gardner assists nonprofit organizations on entity formation, operational and governance matters, board disputes, and mergers and dissolutions. She also counsels clients on a variety of income tax issues, including domestic and international tax matters involving closely-held businesses, partnerships, limited liability companies, California sales and property tax, conservation easements, and New Markets Tax Credits.


Gardner serves as second vice chair of the Tax Section of the State Bar of California’s Exempt Organizations Committee and as a member of the board of directors of California Poets in the Schools. Gardner earned her LL.M. in taxation from New York University (2012) and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2008), where she was chief executive editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly.


Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.



Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

415.954.4433 / [email protected]