Sandra Pfau Englund founded Pfau Englund Nonprofit Law, P.C. in March 1993 shortly after her first child, Drew, was born. In the past twenty years Sandy has added a daughter and another son to the family, and developed a nationwide and international practice assisting nonprofit organizations.  Sandra's son Drew is in law school now and plans to take on Pfau Englund Nonprofit Law, P.C. once finished.

Sandy had her "aha moment" about working for tax-exempt organizations as a third year law student at George Washington University when she took a course from adjunct professor, Bruce Hopkins, author of the "Bible" of tax-exempt law, The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations. Sandy has assisted hundreds of organizations apply for and obtain 501(c)(3) tax-exemption and provides ongoing legal counsel to a wide variety of nonprofits from international "friends of" fundraising organizations to organizations involved in education, environment, technology, health and much more.

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Sandra Pfau Englund

Sandra (Sandy) Pfau Englund is the founder and managing partner of Pfau Englund Nonprofit Law, P.C. 

Sandy’s 20+ years of nonprofit law experience combined with her work as a manager of several nonprofits allows her to truly understand the needs of operating a nonprofit organization and the legal issues that they face. 

Sandy has written widely on the subjects relating to nonprofit management and legal issues and is a sought after speaker. She earned a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in association management from George Washington University, Washington D.C., and her J.D. degree from George Washington University’s National Law Center.


Drew Pfau Englund

Drew Pfau Englund is a second year law student at Stetson Law, Gulfport, Florida.

Drew has worked as a paralegal and law clerk for Pfau Englund law for the past 5 years.  Drew has a particular interest is setting up U.S. fundraising arms of international organizations, particlarly Japanese NGOs.

Drew plans to continue working for the firm after he graduates from law school in 2017.





Attorney Jennifer Gnaidy

Jennifer assists 501c3 tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations with corporate formation, control, and governance matters.  She also advises on permissible political activity, fundraising and charitable solicitation rules, and unrelated business income tax. She graduated with honors from Fordham Law School and clerked at the D.C. Court of Appeals.  Prior to law school, she had a successful career working for major publishers of books, magazines, and websites. Jennifer is a member of the VA and DC bars.

Kathy Weideman, Administrative Assistant

Kathy responds to and keeps clients advised about the status of their projects and next steps.  Kathy is a master at juggling the tasks at hand and ensuring that due dates and deadlines are met.