Advising Nonprofits and Donors

Kavanagh Rhomberg LLP provides sophisticated and cost-effective counsel to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and their charitable donors. We focus on the tax and governance issues unique to the nonprofit sector, and work with private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits, such as social welfare organizations and trade associations. We also advise donors and charities on charitable giving matters such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, gift agreements, pledges, and endowments. Collectively, we bring over three decades of experience to the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

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Brigit Kavanagh Partner

Brigit has extensive experience in complex private foundation matters, such as program related investments, set asides, out of corpus distributions, and international grantmaking. Brigit also regularly advises on issues of charitable trust and restricted gifts, as well as donor advised funds and supporting organizations.


Barbara has over a decade of experience representing nonprofit organizations and charitable donors on the unique legal issues of the nonprofit sector, including nonprofit formation and exemption, planned and charitable giving, lobbying campaign limits, grant compliance, endowments and donor-restricted funds, and governance.

P. Vien Walker Associate Attorney

Vien has over five years’ experience as a nonprofit fundraiser, specializing in planned giving, major gifts, and donor engagement. She previously worked at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, a community foundation in San Diego County, and KPBS, the public media station serving the San Diego region.

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