May Lynn Harris

May Lynn Harris

For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)
  • Business Law, Tax Law, Estate Planning ...
  • California, District of Columbia
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May Harris (she/her) serves as CEO and Managing Attorney at FPLG. She chairs the firm’s transactional practice group, working with an outstanding team of FPLG attorneys and professionals in service to clients of all sizes, including museums, schools, churches, medical organizations and other charitable tax-exempt entities.

Serving in the roles of nonprofit founder, board member, corporate counsel and executive director over the course of her career, Ms. Harris has been instrumental in the development of each of the organizations she has led, and she understands the challenges facing nonprofit executives every day.

Over her two decades of legal practice, Ms. Harris has developed widespread recognition of her expertise & knowledge specific to the challenges facing tax exempt organizations and social enterprises. She excels at advising growth-focused purpose-driven organizations, ensuring they receive practical, real-world advice they can apply immediately with staff, board members, stakeholders and donors to establish, protect and fulfill their mission, vision and values.

University of San Diego
M.A. (2010) | Nonprofit Leadership and Management
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University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (2000)
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University of Utah
B.S. (1995) | Geology; Mathematics
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Professional Experience
Founder | CEO
For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)
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Articles & Publications
The Modern Lanham Act and the Death of Common Sense
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
“Scandalous” or “Disparaging” Should Make a Difference
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
Problems with Prozac: A Defective Product Responsible for Criminal Behavior?
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
Speaking Engagements
California Charitable Fundraising Platform Regulations, Virtual
Lorman Education
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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California State Bar  # 211210
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Area
  • Nonprofit Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)
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Contact & Map
For Purpose Law Group (FPLG)
213 S 2nd Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Toll-Free: (877) 375-4529
Telephone: (307) 223-0797
Fax: (619) 780-2451
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
For Purpose Law Group (FPLG) San Diego
408 Nutmeg Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Toll-Free: (877) 375-4529
Telephone: (619) 780-3839
Fax: (619) 780-2451
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed