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.