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Cherie L. Evans
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Cherie Evans advises nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on tax and corporate law matters. She particularly enjoys customizing document automation software to streamline the process of formation and tax exemption. Over the past twelve years, she has counseled hundreds of nonprofit organizations of all sizes, including public charities, private foundations, supporting organizations, social welfare organizations, and social clubs. She has handled successful mergers, tax-exemption applications, and dissolutions. Ms. Evans has assisted clients with issues such as international giving, lobbying, unrelated business income, fiscal sponsorship, self-dealing, and public support. Prior to forming Evans & Rosen, she was an attorney in the San Francisco law firm of Silk, Adler & Colvin and practiced in the area of tax-exempt organizations.

She is the Executive Editor of the CEB book, Advising California Nonprofit Corporations, and was previously a contributing author. She co-authored the article "So You Want to Be a Nonprofit Director," which appeared in the California Business Law Practitioner. A frequent speaker, she has presented on various aspects of nonprofit law for organizations such as the State Bar of California, Bar Association of San Francisco, Foundation Center, California Lawyers for the Arts, and Craigslist Foundation.

Ms. Evans received her B.A., cum laude, in 1992 from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1995 and her LL.M. in Taxation, with honors, in 2000 from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. In 2003, she earned an LL.M. in French and European Community Law from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne. During her time in Paris, she interned in the tax department of Landwell & Associés, correspondent law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Ms. Evans is admitted to practice before the California and federal bars. She is the past Chair of the State Bar of California's Nonprofit Organizations Committee and previously served as its Vice Chair of Legislation. She is a Vice Chair of the ABA Section of International Law's NGO and Not-For-Profit Organizations Committee and is also a member of the ABA Nonprofit Corporations Committee and Exempt Organizations Committee. She serves as a panel attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts.