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David A. Levitt



  • B.A., with distinction, Cornell University, 1993; Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1996; Technical Editor of the Environmental Law Journal

Areas of Practice

Mr. Levitt's practice focuses on the representation of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on program-related investments, social enterprise, political advocacy, and nonprofit corporate governance.

Prior Experience

Before joining Adler & Colvin, Mr. Levitt practiced as a corporate attorney, focusing in the areas of corporate and transactional law.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Levitt served as Secretary of the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section from 2003 to 2005. He served as Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Intermediate Sanctions of the Exempt Organizations Committee from 2006 to 2013 and as Secretary and Vice Chair of the San Francisco Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance from 2010 to 2012. He is actively the Chair of the Current Developments Subcommittee of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the ABA Business Law Section.

Selected Publications

Speaking and Teaching

Mr. Levitt speaks regularly on nonprofit and tax exemption legal matters. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, teaching a nonprofit legal issues course in the College of Professional Studies.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Levitt is admitted to the bar in the states of California and New York.

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David A. Levitt


Adler & Colvin
Russ Building, Suite 1220
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-421-7555

Fax: 415-421-0712

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