Judy Andrews, Of Counsel

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Judy’s practice focuses on nonprofit corporation law, tax-exempt organizations and public finance. For more than 20 years, she has represented nonprofit organizations on corporate and tax exemption issues including incorporation and determination of tax-exempt status, legal obligations of directors, organizational structure and roles of board and staff, conversion, merger and affiliation issues, and federal tax-exemption issues. In addition, she has worked as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on many special fund revenue bond and nonrecourse revenue bond financings. Many of these bond issues have involved nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations.

In 1992, she spearheaded the writing, editing and publishing of the handbook “How to Form a Non-Profit Corporation in Washington State,” as chair of the Community Involvement Committee of the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division. She has served on the editorial committees of the second and third editions of the handbook. Before becoming a lawyer, Judy worked in nonprofit organizations, most recently as Executive Director of Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle, Washington.

Judy is a recognized leader and frequent speaker on nonprofit corporate and federal tax topics. In addition to serving as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, she gives workshops on the formation and maintenance of 501(c)(3) organizations for the Nonprofit Assistance Center and Wayfind. In fact, she helped found and served as the first President of Wayfind. Judy was appointed by the Secretary of State to serve on the Secretary of State’s Charities Advisory Council.  And most recently, the American Bar Association recognized Judy as its 2016 Outstanding Nonprofit Attorney!

Professional Leadership:
Washington State Bar Association

  — Chair, Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section
King County Bar Association
  — Trustee, 1996-99 Trustee, Young Lawyers Division, 1993-96 Chair, Young Lawyers Division, 1995-96 Vice Chair, 1994-95 Treasurer, 1993-94

Professional Recognition:
  — Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  — Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Washington’s Super Lawyers”
  — Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbel
  — American Bar Association Outstanding Nonprofit Attorney for 2016
  — 2016 Andy Guy Pro Bono Leadership Award
  — Friend of MEDC Award, Minority Executive Directors Coalition of King County, September 2004
  — A. Harold Weber Writing Award, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1988

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1988
B.A., Beloit College, 1975, with academic honors