Sophisticated counsel for providers of vitally needed services.
Charitable, educational, healthcare and social service agencies and programs face a unique array of legal issues, as do individuals and businesses engaged in philanthropic activities. For these clients, we provide sophisticated counsel involving program development; real estate issues such as site identification, zoning, construction contracts, and environmental issues; program certification; securing judicial approval under New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law; rate setting; and tax-exempt financing.
Our Not-For-Profit group has vast experience with combating community opposition and discrimination to housing and facilities for the disabled in both federal and state courts and state administrative proceedings.
On an individual level, we also reach out to represent parents in disputes with school districts regarding the placement of children with handicaps and, in conjunction with our Estate Planning group, to protect families of individuals receiving public assistance.