Legal & Financial



Mr. Wexler is a Principal with the San Francisco law firm of Adler & Colvin, a firm that specializes in the representation of nonprofit organizations and their donors, with an emphasis on tax and corporate matters. His practice focuses on private foundation grant making, program related investments, representing social enterprises, and unrelated business income tax issues, in addition to the full range of other issues affecting public charities and private foundations. He received his law degree from Columbia University in 1985. Mr. Wexler is a Lecturer, Stanford Law School, where he teaches the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Benetech, a 501(c)(3) that uses technology to serve humanity. Mr. Wexler is a member of the American Bar Association, Vice Chair Tax Section’s Exempt Organization Committee

Using the New Hybrid Legal Forms — Three Case Studies”

Effective Social Enterprise – a Menu of Legal Structures”


NLET Chief Financial Officer

Mike is a consulting CFO with over 30 years of experience in finance and operations, including senior leadership roles at Electronic Arts, Zynga and KPMG.  Mike has served in various capacities in the non profit sector as a board member (YMCA of Silicon Valley, including their finance committee), and Downtown College Prep in San Jose (as chair of the audit committee).  Mike is also a part time lecturer at San Jose State, where he funds a scholarship for his students.


Certified Public Accountant

Conrad Seales, CPA of Santa Cruz Pacific Accounting and Tax, has worked in public accounting since 1996. Santa Cruz Pacific is a sophisticated CPA firm serving exempt organizations, businesses, and individuals. Conrad especially enjoys helping his clients analyze and understand their accounting systems and results. He currently serves as treasurer of The Compassionate Friends of Santa Cruz, a bereaved parents’ support group.


Enrolled Agent

In 2018, after more than 16 years of experience in the accounting field, Melissa Ray, EA, co-founded Santa Cruz Pacific Accounting and Tax. As an Enrolled Agent, she is a federally authorized tax practitioner providing tax preparation and compliance services to businesses, individuals, and nonprofits. In addition to preparing tax returns, she is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor.