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Natalie E. Ortiz, Esq.

Senior Associate | Litigation, Probate & Estate Planning Practice

Natalie Ortiz is a Spanish speaking Senior Associate at FPLG in the litigation practice group. Ms. Ortiz received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and obtained her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

After starting her legal career in estate planning and post-death trust & estate administration, Ms. Ortiz went on to gain valuable experience in civil litigation at an insurance defense firm. She then returned to probate practice to focus on contested trust, estate and conservatorship matters.

Ms. Ortiz has previously served as a Court Appointed Attorney for the San Diego Probate Court, was on the board of directors of Probate Attorneys of San Diego, and volunteered with San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program and Wills for Heroes. She currently serves as a volunteer mediator for the National Conflict Resolution Center, assisting in the resolution of disputes ranging from landlord-tenant issues to civil harassment.

Outside of work, Ms. Ortiz enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters


  • California Bar


  • Juris Doctor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Professional Associations

  • Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court
  • California Lawyers Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Law Section
  • Probate Attorneys of San Diego, Board Member

Speaking Engagements

  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, December 2019

GAAP for Nonprofits

Aurora Training Advantage

FPLG Senior Counsel Chuck Borek will be presenting on GAAP for Nonprofits, the main method of communicating the fiscal health of an organization is its financial statements. Evaluating the status of a nonprofit organization, however, require metrics different from those applied to for-profit entities. For this reason, GAAP mandates special accounting methods and procedures for nonprofits; understanding those rules is essential to comprehending the performance and outlook of charities and other nonprofit organizations. In this webinar we will discuss the basic areas where nonprofit accounting and financial reporting differs from for-profits and what those differences reveal. The topics discussed will include: - How “equity” is reflected on a nonprofit’s financial statements - Reporting charitable contributions - The difference between accounting and tax rules - Understanding functional expense reporting - Nonprofit disclosures you should pay attention to


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