Judith Andrews

Adjunct Professor

Biography

Ms. Andrews is a member of Gottlieb, Fisher & Andrews, PLLC, in Seattle. Her practice focuses on public finance, nonprofit corporation law and municipal law. Ms. Andrews has worked as bond counsel on a variety of general obligation, special assessment and revenue bond issues for general purpose governments and other municipal entities in Washington. She has also worked as bond counsel and underwriter’s counsel on special fund revenue bond and nonrecourse revenue bond financings with a particular focus on complex securities and disclosure issues. Many of these bond issues have involved nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations.

She has also worked with many nonprofit organizations on a variety of legal issues including the formation and incorporation of nonprofit organizations, determination of tax-exempt status, organizational structure and roles of board and staff, merger and affiliation issues, and federal tax-exemption issues. While chairing the Community Involvement Committee of the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division, she spearheaded the writing, editing and publishing of the handbook “How to Form a Non-Profit Corporation in Washington State.” Before becoming a lawyer, Judy worked in nonprofit organizations, most recently as Executive Director of the Northwest Women’s Law Center in Seattle, Washington. She is currently President of the Board of Directors of Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations and chairs the Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association.

Contact

Gottlieb, Fisher & Andrews, PLLC
520 Pike Street, Suite 2510
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (206) 654.1999
E-mail: judy@goandfish.com

Education

  • B.A., academic honors, Beloit College, 1975
  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1988; Executive Editor, Journal of College and University Law