Emily began working in the nonprofit sector during college, and has not strayed far from it since. She believes that the nonprofit sector plays an indispensable role in giving a voice to underserved communities. The combined experience of working both within the nonprofit community and as an advisor to nonprofits has provided her with the ability to understand both the culture within the organization and the particular demands that nonprofits face on a daily basis. By focusing her entire practice on the nonprofit community, she is able to better advise organizations on the unique issues that affect the sector.
Emily lives in Minneapolis with her partner Rachel, spunky 9-year old, Nokomis, two cats, and a rabbit. When not advising nonprofits or volunteering for them, she enjoys taking on new projects to fix up her 1910 home, riding her motorcycle (in the warm months), visiting new local restaurants to expand her Twin Cities foodie knowledge, and settling down with a good "brain candy" book to relax her mind. In 2012, she expanded her horizons by making her acting debut in a Minnesota Fringe Festival production, and loved it so much she returned to the 2013 Fringe Festival in "....Kill All The Lawyers."
B.A. in Social Justice, B.A. in Philosophy, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN -- May 2004
Adjunct Professor of Law, Legal Planning Clinic for Tax-Exempt Organizations and Low Income Clients -- William Mitchell College of Law
, St. Paul, MN, Fall 2012
Minnesota Lawer 2014 Up & Coming Attorney
Speaking Engagements and Trainings:
Planning Committee Member and Panelist, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education -- 2014 Nonprofit Law Conference
. Panelist: "Practice Resources: Your Guide to Nonprofit Practice in Minnesota," March 12, 2014.