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Shirley McLaughlin



  • B.A., Mills College, Oakland, 2006
  • J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2013

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Adler & Colvin, Ms. McLaughlin spent four years as a Director of Grants Administration for two of the largest community foundations in the country. In those roles, she was responsible for compliance with state and federal rules and regulations for public charity and donor advised fund distributions to charities and charitable projects around the world. This included extensive expenditure responsibility and public charity equivalency determinations, 501(h) lobbying and advocacy tracking and reporting, supporting organization grantmaking and due diligence, as well as supporting other nonprofit compliance issues such as endowment restrictions, gift solicitations, fiscal sponsorships and designated funds.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. McLaughlin is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Bar Admissions

Ms. McLaughlin is admitted to the bar in the state of California.

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Shirley McLaughlin

Shirley McLaughlin


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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