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About me

I believe in building lasting relationships with my nonprofit and social enterprise clients, while offering a personalized, purpose-driven approach to the legal services I provide.


No matter the issue, I make a point to listen to all prospective clients with the goal of identifying their specific needs, and then tailoring my legal advice to fit their purpose-driven goals, objectives, and strategies - whether they are an exempt entity or a social enterprise.


It is my goal to exceed my client's expectations, and provide relevant, knowledgeable and understandable counsel to my clients.


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Contact info

For Purpose Law Group, a Professional Law Corporation

2120 W Washington St., Suite 101
San Diego, CA, 92110

Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 34%
    13 years
  2. Tax: 33%
    13 years
  3. Business: 33%
    13 years



Hourly ($400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Victor J Yoo

    If you need a very qualified business lawyer in San Diego, you should reach out to Ms. Harris.


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  • Nancy Paula Perliski

    I endorse this lawyer. I have followed her posts on AVVO and the quality of her responses demonstrates and exceptional knowledge of non-profit law.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney MentorCrawford Academy of Law2014
Certificate of RecognitionSenator Joel Anderson2012
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/AttorneyFor Purpose Law Group2012 - Present
Intellectual Property AssociateInvitrogen2003 - 2004
Executive DirectorKinder International Education Foundation2003 - 2010
Paralegal InstructorKaplan University2002 - 2004
Associate In House CounselOMM, Inc.2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
USA Rugby TrustPresident2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Exempt Organizations CommitteeAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2000 - Present
State Bar of California, Taxation SectionAttorney MemberN/A
SPRITESBoard Member2012 - 2013
Iaomai Medical MinistriesBoard Member2008 - 2012
Publication nameTitleDate
For Purpose Law BlogHow Your 50/50 Raffles is Like That Beer You Drank in High School2014
For Purpose Law BlogBylaws are Sometimes Like that Decades Old Hairstyle2014
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesThe Modern Lanham Act and the Death of Common Sense2001
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues"Scandalous" or "Disparaging" Should Make a Difference2001
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesTRIPs: Historical Overview and Basic Principles2001
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesProblems with Prozac: A Defective Product Responsible for Criminal Behavior?1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawNonprofit Leadership & ManagementMA - Masters2010
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nonprofit Governance SymposiumOpportunities and Obstacles: Navigating Nonprofit Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures2015
National Development ConferenceForming, Creating, and Managing a Sports Based Nonprofit Organization2015
Hub Camps: The Nuts and Bolts of Local Food DistributionFood Hubs: Legal Issues2015
Build a Better BusinessLegal Considerations for Social Enterprises2015
Meeting of the BoardTax Exemption and Board Development2014
Theatre Management and EntrepreneurshipArts Nonprofit Organizations2013
Social Entrepreneurship: Purpose & ProfitSocial Entrepreneurship2013
Business RoundtableProtecting Your Exempt Status2013
Business RoundtablePurpose + Profit: The Rise of Social Enterprise2013
Ramona Trails Association MeetingBoard Fiduciary Duties2012
Cause Conference 2012To "B" or not to "B": The Rise of Social Enterprise through L3C, Benefit and Flexible Purpose Corporations2012