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Barbara Rosen practices law in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she advises public charities and private foundations throughout California on corporate and tax law matters. Ms. Rosen's practice includes providing advice regarding choices of philanthropic vehicles, planning and forming new charities, counseling existing charities, providing advice on treatment of restricted assets and endowments, handling governmental audits, and planning corporate mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions. Before forming Evans & Rosen LLP in 2005, Ms. Rosen practiced nonprofit law with the San Francisco firm of Silk, Adler & Colvin for approximately five years. Her prior experience with nonprofit organizations also includes fifteen years as a CPA at a large, regional accounting firm where she advised public charities, private foundations, and business leagues on complex tax planning and compliance matters.

Ms. Rosen has been an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University since 2008, teaching "Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving" and "Tax Exempt Organizations" in the LL.M. tax program. She has taught nonprofit law at UC Hastings College of the Law and at the University of San Francisco's College of Professional Studies. She has co-authored several articles on topics including disaster relief, group exemptions, the treatment of pledge workouts under IRC Section 4958, and UPMIFA.

Ms. Rosen received her J.D. in 2000 from University of California Hastings College of the Law, where she served as senior editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly. While at Hastings, she worked with Professor Stephen Schwarz on the second edition of Nonprofit Organizations, Cases and Materials, a casebook which is used in law schools throughout the country. Ms. Rosen received her B.A. from Indiana University and holds an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. She is admitted to practice by the California Bar.

Ms. Rosen is past Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the State Bar's Taxation Section and is twice past Chair of the Tax-Exempt Organizations Committee of the Taxation Section. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Taxation and Business Sections, the Northern California Planned Giving Council, Exponent Philanthropy, the Jewish Community Federation's Professional Advisors Network, and the Valley Council of Advisors of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.