Member law firms and corporate law departments have helped to build communities and institutions through a broad range of transactional assistance to nonprofits and community based organizations. Attorneys provide crucial legal services such as corporate, tax, and real estate work; assist with sophisticated financing arrangements; and support community and economic development initiatives to provide housing and social services for the disadvantaged. Examples of transactional matters include:

  • Center for Employment Opportunities, Winston & Strawn LLP
    The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a nonprofit devoted exclusively to meeting the employment needs of former inmates and others under community supervision. The firm is serving as pro bono general counsel to the organization.
  • Common Ground Community, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
    Common Ground develops and manages supportive housing programs for low-income individuals, as well as those who special needs. The firm is assisting the organization with reorganizing its corporate structure.
  • Jewish Educational Services of North America, Proskauer Rose LLP
    The Jewish Education Service of North America seeks to make engaging, inspiring, and high-quality Jewish education available to every Jewish person in North America. The firm is assisting the group on drafting a consultant agreement.
  • Grassroots Initiative, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    The Initiative seeks to empower community residents to engage in public decision-making. The firm is providing them with counsel on a variety of transactional matters, including guidance on corporate governance issues.
  • Jackson Heights Parents Association, Shearman & Sterling LLP
    The organization provides support to parents and families in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, NY. The firm is assisting the organization with incorporating and obtaining tax-exempt status.
  • Reciprocity Foundation, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
    The firm is helping the foundation, a new nonprofit that plans to work with youth who are homeless, with questions regarding their corporate structure.

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