Laura Lo Bianco
  • Education

    • J.D., cum laude, Santa Clara University School of Law
    • B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University

     

    • Staff Editor, Santa Clara Law Review, 1995-1996
  • Areas of Practice

  • Representative Cases

  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2013-2018
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2016
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Business/Corporate, 2016-2017
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Articles And Presentations

     

    Other Articles and Presentations

     

    • Speaker, "The Legal Role," Boardroom Basics/Business on Board Nonprofit Board Training for Arizona Business Professionals, April 20, 2017
    • Speaker, "Fundraising Through Cause Marketing and Related Activities," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Nonprofit Seminar Series, January 26, 2017
    • Speaker, Boardroom Basics/Business on Board Nonprofit Board Training for Arizona Business Professionals, November 4, 2016
    • Speaker, "Human Resources Tips and Traps," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Nonprofit Seminar Series, October 27, 2016
    • Speaker, "Strong Boards Lead To Effective Organizations," ASU Lodestar Center 24th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies, October 2016
    • Quoted, "Advocating for Business," Legal Guide 2016, July 2016
    • Speaker, "Points From a Grantmaker's Perspective," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, May 2016
    • Interviewed, "Invest in Our Community: Do Nonprofits Impact Our Economy?" InBusiness Magazine, March 2016
    • Speaker, "Managing Risk Through Good Governance," Jewish Community Center Executive Conference, February 2016
    • Speaker, "Lobbying and Election Year Representation of Nonprofits," Arizona State Bar, January 2016
    • Speaker, "Compensation, Benefits and Staffing – Focus on Hot Topics and Issues Unique to Nonprofit," FAOG Conference, October 2015
    • Speaker, "Let's Talk About Fundraising - The Legal Side," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, October 2015
    • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Activities that Jeopardize Tax-Exemption," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, January 2015
    • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Protection of Information," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, October 2014
    • Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of Nonprofit Operations: Engaging Your Board," Fennemore Craig and Northern Trust Seminar Series, September 2014
    • Speaker, "What Nonprofit Directors Need to Know: Legal Responsibilities and Best Practices," National Business Institute, August 2013
    • Speaker, "Gift Acceptance Policies: What They Can Do For You, and What They Can't Do For You," Planned Giving Round Table of Arizona, June 2013
    • Speaker, "Nonprofit Directors: Overview of Legal Responsibilities and Best Practices," MyLaw CLE, June 2013
    • Speaker, "Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish," National Business Institute, November 2012
    • Speaker, "Establishing and Maintaining a 501(c)(3)," National Business Institute, June 2012
    • Speaker, "What Directors of Nonprofits Need to Know," National Business Institute, May 2012
    • Instructor, ASU Lodestar Nonprofit Management Institute Class, March 2012
    • Speaker, "Nonprofit Fundraising Law," National Business Institute, February 2012
    • Speaker, "Obtaining and Maintaining Tax Exempt Status," Lorman Education Services, January 2012
  • PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Member, Board of Directors, Valley of the Sun United Way
    • Member, Board of Directors, Desert Botanical Garden Foundation
    • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    • Member, Board of Directors, Fennemore Craig Foundation
    • Former Member of Board of Directors, Phoenix Public Library Foundation
    • Executive Council Member, Business Law Section, State Bar of Arizona, 2006-2014; Chair, 2012-2013
    • Former Instructor, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Innovation, Nonprofit Management Institute
  • ADMISSIONS

    • Arizona
    • Arizona Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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