Lisa A. Runquist, Esq.
“Caring for those who care: Keeping nonprofits safe and out of trouble!”
Lisa has practiced law with both nonprofit organizations and business organizations since her admission to the Minnesota Bar in 1977 and to the California Bar in 1978. Lisa is a graduate from Hamline University, where she received her B.A. in Philosophy, and the University of Minnesota Law School.
Lisa is a prolific writer and author. She is the principal author and editor of the recently released Guide to Representing Religious Organizations, published in February 2009 by the American Bar Association, Business Law Section and the author of a guidebook The ABCs of Nonprofits, published in April 2005 by the American Bar Association, Business Law Section.(Click here to read a review by Stephen Nill, founder of CharityChannel.) She has also written numerous articles and contributed extensively to professional literature regarding nonprofit organizations, and is regarded as an expert in the area of nonprofit organizational law. Lisa was the first recipient of the Outstanding Lawyer Award by the ABA Business Law Section, a Nonprofit Lawyers Award.
When she’s not working, writing, or speaking, Lisa trains and competes regularly with Charlie, Jazz, & Zippy, standard poodles, in agility, obedience and rally events around Southern California and across the country.
Lisa is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Lisa’s Standard Poodles: http://runquickpoodles.blogspot.com/
Lisa’s Blog: http://exemptorgs.blogspot.com/