Testimonials

The following testimonials or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

  • “Elaine helped us rework our funding agreements and she was not only quick but detailed and asked all the right questions. She was also a pleasure to work with!"
    S. Sakya, Media Fund Director at Center for Asian American Media
  • “Elaine created our 501(c)(3) application and pushed us to finish it. We were approved by the IRS on the first pass with no conditions, no requests for additional info, just a full perfect approval. That is so rare for an independent, private school.”
    C. Rayacich, Head of School, Athena Academy
  • “ElaineDai came with high recommendation. She advised our non profit organization on several legal matters. She reviewed and updated our official documents, proving herself thorough, clear, organized, and always ready to discuss specific details. She also advised on specific matters with thoughtful, strategic feedback.”
    M. Riofrio, President, Homeless Cat Network; Executive Editor, PCWorld.com
  • “As State President of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, I have known ElaineDai in her role as State Attorney (Outside General Counsel) over the past 6 years. Elaine’s depth of knowledge and expertise in non-profit and business law have been an invaluable resource in helping our organization advance and thrive. Elaine is insightful, incisive, strategic, and tactical in managing all our legal affairs, which have included a thorough overhaul of allMTAC’s governance structures and operational policies, business contracts, tax-exempt compliance, and risk mitigation. Elaine provides a unique combination of humor, patience, and compassion that is rare. Elaine is a joy to work with.”
    A. Martin, State President, Music Teachers’ Association of California (2013-15)
  • “ElaineDai is a sharp in-house counsel with a clear understanding of legal issues and human nature (the latter of which is critical but many lawyers do not have). She is a true leader and problem solver with vision of how to achieve the organization’s goals through the legal support she provides.”
    M. Rodriguez, Partner, DLA Piper
  • “Elaine is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional work ethic. Over the past few years, she has worked closely with our council to draft and analyze hundreds of business policies and legal agreements for our organization, often under intense deadlines. Elaine’s respect for others, attention to detail, and keen intellect, have been a significant benefit to our state-wide programs, which involves over 30,000 participants annually. She’s a great asset, and it is a pleasure to work with her!”
    J. Sands-Pertel, Music Teachers’ Association of California, Certificate of Merit State Chair
  • “Ms.Dai has been invaluable as theadvisor to the Board of Directors ofWestside Music Foundation, since before its inception in 2006. She helped us organize and prepare our documents to incorporate as a non-profit corporation, as well as guided us through the process to become a tax-exempt entity. Her knowledge about non-profit law is both deep and broad, and her professionalism is absolutely first rate.”
    D. How, PhD, MBA, President, Westside Music Foundation
  • “Elaine is very thorough in her research and analysis and will do whatever is needed for her clients and team members. I work in-house and would not hesitate to have Elaine as outside counsel on any matter.”
    B. Palmer, General Counsel, Spectrum Development

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