Alysia Zens
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Alysia Zens

Pro Bono Counsel
zens.alysia@dorsey.com

Overview

ALYSIA’S PRACTICE FOCUSES ON ESTATE PLANNING, CHARITABLE GIFT PLANNING AND ADVISING PUBLIC CHARITIES, PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS AND OTHER NONPROFIT AND TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS.

Alysia is an attorney in the Tax, Trusts and Estate Department.  Additionally, she has served as Dorsey's Pro Bono Counsel since 2005 and she helps run the firm's Pro Bono Program, specifically focusing upon building and facilitating pro bono opportunities for the firm's transactional attorneys.

Education & Admissions

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2000), cum laude

University of South Dakota (M.B.A., 2000)

University of South Dakota (B.S., Business Administration, 1996), with honors

Admissions

  • Minnesota

News & Resources

Select Client Presentations

  • Frequent Presenter, Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community (LINC), leadership program of the Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Presenter, Minnesota Nonprofits: Tax & Business Answers Seminar, 2004

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Board of Directors, Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Founder, Board of Directors, Eastwood Foundation for Teen Parents
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged (LAD) Committee
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Student Legal Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1998-1999

Accolades

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  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2012-2014
Alysia Zens