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Testimonials

Testimonials

I just had a consultation with May; she’s fantastic. I was impressed with how much she knows and her level of commitment to those in the non-profit/social enterprise world. I look forward to working with her in the future!
Eunice I.
FPLG is an integral part of every major decision we make at disABLEDperson, Inc. Mary Dowling is not only our attorney, but she is also a friend. As we expand our organization, it is important for us to stay within our mission statement and Mary and FPLG keeps us there. FPLG is part of our team.
Mike C., disABLEDperson, Inc.
This law firm has the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Their admin staff are all professional and so dedicated as well. Indeed, it was a real pleasure to work with them all. Thank you for the outstanding service!
D. Alzendi, Bridge
Mary was fantastic! When you establish a non-profit, it is great to be able to put your faith in your attorney to guide you through the process and get it done professionally and promptly. She went above and beyond even with our requests that weren’t a part of the initial filing. She was great, and we hope to have a long-standing working relationship with her.
Akira N., Los Angeles New Inception Orchestra
As a nonprofit, we have been able to use the advice and legal support from the For Purpose Law Group to avoid making mistakes in compliance issues. Our experience with FPLG has been excellent and value their representation
M. Carlisle, San Diego Baptist Association
We are grateful to For Purpose Law Group! The entire team is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. They are quick to respond when our Nonprofit has questions or needs immediate answers. They are always willing to help. We value their team! They are dedicated, professional, and experienced. We highly recommend For Purpose Law Group to anyone who wants a reliable and experienced team besides them every step of the way!
CPT Special Needs Trusts
We are a professional staffing firm, and have used May Harris for our legal needs. Excellent job on trademark filings, contract reviews, created all of our agreements and exhibits, general business advice, etc. After going through several attorneys that we felt did not have our best interest, it was so refreshing to finally meet May. If there was a vendor/partner of the year award, it would be hers!
Jennings S.
After a thorough evaluation of multiple law firms, I decided to work with For Purpose Law specifically with Kieran on incorporating a benefit corporation and now with trademark search. He has been incredibly diligent, insightful and thoughtful throughout the entire process. I have worked with many lawyers in the past, so I know how important it is to pick someone who understands your goals, not just the law. Kieran has given me insight into challenges we may have run into, allowing me to make the best educated decision for my business. He is also attentive and always gets back to me same day. I would highly recommend Kieran and this group.
Lara V.
For Purpose Law is knowledgeable and professional in handling the legal matters for a Non-Profit. Would highly recommend their services. They were referred to us as the “charitable legal experts” in San Diego and after working with them over a year, agree this is a great description of the team at For Purpose Law.
Kurt W., AmeriWorks

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About Us

You Have a Purpose.

We’re Here to Help.

As an entrepreneur or a nonprofit leader, you feel compelled to make the world a better place. We get where you’re coming from, and that’s what drives our experienced nonprofit and social enterprise attorneys to help you achieve your mission.

When you’re not changing the world one step at a time, you’re running an enterprise, and that comes with a whole host of thrills, challenges, successes, and learning curves — not to mention a lot of hard work. We use our in-depth legal knowledge to help you reach your goals with minimal stress, so you can focus on what you do best.

Whether you need help starting a nonprofit organization or launching your social enterprise, hiring your first employee or complying with federal and state regulations, For Purpose Law Group has the specialized experience you need to succeed.

As our client, your goals are our goals. Contact For Purpose Law Group to start planning. 

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San Diego
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1435 30th Street San Diego, CA 92102
+1 (619) 780-3839

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Orange County
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200 Spectrum Center Dr., STE 300 Irvine, CA 92618
+1 (949) 356-6414

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Los Angeles
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555 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
+1 (323) 302-8447

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Arizona
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Colorado
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Washington, D.C.
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1440 G St NW Washington, D.C. 20005
+1 (202) 735-3235

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San Francisco
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535 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105
+1 (415) 780-9895