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Well-Known Business and Non-Profit Attorney Lisa Schaures Joins Schwabe's Team in Seattle

October 30, 2015


We are proud to announce that Lisa Schaures has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as a shareholder in the firm's business and corporate practice group in the Seattle office.

Lisa Schaures brings a decade of experience working with business, nonprofit, and social purpose clients. She counsels closely held businesses and startups on governance issues, tax matters, mergers and acquisitions, deferred compensation, corporate giving, social entrepreneurism, and general business issues. Lisa also counsels nonprofits on tax and operational issues, including formation, obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, private foundation excise taxes, excess benefit transactions, lobbying restrictions, fundraising law compliance, and collaboration with other nonprofits or businesses.

Prior to joining Schwabe, Lisa was an attorney with Stokes Lawrence, P.S. where she spearheaded the firm's nonprofit practice. She also previously served as an associate at Perkins Coie, LLP. She has been recognized on the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2013-2015. She also received the WSBA Young Lawyers Division Thomas Neville Pro Bono Award in 2010.

Lisa has a long history of community leadership in supporting nonprofits. She is currently serving as a director for the YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish and has served as a director for Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program and InvestED. She is a member of the Washington Planned Giving Council and Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network. She also serves as counsel for the Nonprofit Legal Assistance Clinic of the King County Bar Association and is a member of Washington Women in Tax and the Seattle Tax Group. In her free time, Lisa enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and growing camellia sinensis.

Lisa has her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington, a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and a B.A. in Communications from Washington State University.