Brad Caftel

Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Brad Caftel has been a lawyer on the staff of the Insight Center since 1976. Brad is responsible for ensuring that Insight’s internal operations comply with legal requirements, conform to best practices, and minimize exposure to adverse risk.  He also directs the Insight Center’s community economic development focused legal assistance offerings for legal services programs, law schools, pro bono attorneys, and eligible nonprofit corporations.

Brad has broad experience in providing legal, tax, organizational, and strategic planning advice and training to community and faith-based organizations on their internal development and operations, business and real-estate development, and community-development finance strategies. He has published extensively in the area of community economic development and nonprofit management.

In addition to his work at the Insight Center, Brad also teaches courses for law students and nonprofit managers on nonprofit corporate and tax law. He has taught at the University of Michigan, George Washington University, Hastings School of Law, San Jose State, and University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

Brad received his JD in 1976 from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and his BA in economics from Michigan State University with high honors. He has been an active member of the California Bar and the Federal District Court of Northern California since 1976.

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