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Our Purpose

FPLG provides team-based, client-focused, proactive legal expertise to inspired entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and philanthropists, ensuring that our clients have the resources they need to change our world.

The legal landscape facing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises is constantly shifting, evolving and is full of obstacles. Our clients can rely on FPLG to keep abreast of the latest legal, tax and regulatory issues facing nonprofit organizations and social enterprises, allowing our clients to navigate these issues with ease.

Our Approach

At FPLG, we believe sincerely in a collaborative, team-based approach in order to provide the most comprehensive legal guidance to our clients. For example, our exempt organizations transactional practice group works closely with our civil litigation practice group, providing a depth of expertise into the unique statutory and tax issues facing our clients. Our team includes attorneys that hold not only Juris Doctorate degrees, but also Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Nonprofit Leadership & Management. This depth of expertise ensures that our clients receive focused guidance they can rely upon.

What Makes FPLG Different

Our Sole Focus: Purpose Driven

FPLG focuses exclusively on providing legal counsel to purpose driven enterprises, including nonprofit organizations, benefit and social purpose corporations, and individual philanthropists dedicated to improving our communities.

Our Profession: Expert Guidance

FPLG’s team of professionals provide relevant, timely and proactive legal expertise to our clients, in an area where most attorneys do not focus, ensuring they have the best possible information and guidance at their fingertips.

Our Mission: Exemplary Service

FPLG is dedicated to providing client service at a level rarely experienced with traditional attorneys or law firms. Our clients are doing exceptional, purposeful work; FPLG can do no less.

Our Areas of Expertise

Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations

FPLG’s nonprofit attorneys have honed an extensive knowledge of the complex legal, tax and operational challenges facing nonprofit leaders every day.

Social Enterprise & Business Law

FPLG's experienced corporate attorneys understand how social entrepreneurs and business owners think.

IRS Audits and Attorney General Investigations

FPLG has extensive experience representing nonprofit organizations in crisis due to attorney general investigation or IRS audit

Estate Planning & Charitable Giving

FPLG understands the complexities of estate planning, and we align with philanthropists seeking not only to protect their family's assets, but also to contribute a share of the bounty of their life's work to charitable causes.

Nonprofit & Business Accounting

FPLG's accounting team understands the unique financial reporting requirements of both nonprofit organizations and social enterprises.


It was a pleasure working with the FPLG team under the guidance of May. Our non profit did an acquisition of another non profit and FPLG helped make it seamless, and answered all the tough questions. Great organization.

Russell Gittlen, President/Director
Guide Dogs of America

I am the Executive Director of a San Diego nonprofit. We have been working with For Purpose Law for a little while now, and are blown away by their knowledge, expertise, and ability to help work through complex matters. I would highly recommend their firm to anyone looking for a boutique law firm that understands nonprofits and is passionate about mission-driven work.

Melissa Peterman, Executive Director

Our nonprofit worked with May Harris, Esq., and we could not be happier with her services… Highly Recommend May and her associates!

Simona Valanciute, Executive Director
San Diego Oasis

Thank you, we appreciate all you’ve done for us! It’s been an amazing experience. I don’t know what I’d have done without FPLG. Top tier from beginning to end.

James Azevedo, President
SD Current

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