Adrienne O. McNamara

Senior Counsel


Adrienne McNamara provides legal advice to guide nonprofit organizations in real estate, business and operational matters.

Corporate Governance, Association and Exempt Organization Law

Adrienne counsels on legal issues important to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations — primarily § 501(c)(3) and § 501(c)(6) organizations.

She advises on:

  • Affiliate relationships, including for-profit subsidiaries
  • Corporate governance, including advising boards of directors
  • Grant agreements
  • Membership issues
  • Production of educational programs
  • Scholarship programs
  • Sponsorship and other fundraising activities
  • Volunteer matters

Commercial Real Estate

Adrienne represents clients in commercial real estate transactions throughout the country, including negotiation and drafting of contracts, leases, occupancy agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other conveyance documents. She has particular expertise with federal regulations impacting real estate purchased with the use of federal funding. She documents such transactions and works with title companies, real estate brokers, lenders and other real estate professionals.

Commercial Law

Adrienne negotiates complex contractual arrangements. She serves in an outside general counsel role to clients, counseling them on business transactions, including the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts and the termination of contractual relationships such as:

  • Hotel, convention center, facility, sponsorship, exhibitor, speaker, and other conference and event-related contracts
  • Management agreements
  • Affiliate agreements





U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Hon. John Minor Wisdom, 1990-1990


Yale Law School
J.D. Yale Law and Policy Review (editorial staff) (1990)

Louisiana State University
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude (1987)

London School of Economics and Political Science
Pre-Law Degree Program (1985)


  • Super Lawyers® — Nonprofit, 2006-08
  • Junior League of Denver — President's Award,1995
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