Lisa Schaures > Seyfarth Shaw LLP > Seattle, United States > Lawyer Profile

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
999 Third Avenue
Suite 4700
Seattle, WA 98104-4041
United States

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Lisa counsels privately held companies, startups, social ventures, and nonprofit organizations, as well as boards of directors, across industries through the corporate and tax issues at every stage of growth. Clients benefit from Lisa’s ability to represent them in negotiating and executing deals, as well as acting as outside general counsel.

With an eye toward understanding her clients’ broader business goals, Lisa advises her clients on corporate structures, purchases, mergers and acquisitions, corporate conversions, joint ventures, and has developed creative strategies for complex tax concerns, deferred compensation, and navigating potential conflicts of interest. In addition, she counsels nonprofit organizations on governance, tax exempt compliance, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law, and collaboration with other nonprofits and for-profit corporations.

She prides herself on her holistic approach to understanding her clients’ organization and her ability to build a team that relies on the expertise of her colleagues, while being nimble and efficient to successfully resolve negotiations and close transactions that contribute to her clients’ broader business goals.

Education

  • LLM, University of Washington School of LawTaxation
  • JD, University of Oregon
  • BA, Washington State University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > Not-for-profit (nonprofit and tax exempt organizations)

The tax-exempt practice at Seyfarth Shaw LLP is housed in Los Angeles and has extensive transactional tax expertise and experience in regulatory compliance for higher education and healthcare sector clients. Jointly managed by Ofer Lion and experienced practitioner Douglas Mancino, the team handles non-profit formation, international operations and lobbying and political activity for large public charities. It can also leverage its firm wide litigation offering to handle tax-related disputes. Senior counsel Christian Canas advises on exempt status formation and operational matters whilst Richard Schwartz in New York is the contact for hospitals on employee benefits, having over three decades of experience in this area. Lisa Schaures joined the team in Seattle from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in September 2021 and advises non-profits on corporate tax issues.