Lawyers Alliance for New York

Lawyers Alliance for New YorkLawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Our network of pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations and staff of experienced attorneys collaborate to deliver expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, intellectual property, and other legal services to community organizations.


Works with the following types of organizations

Nonprofit organizations that work in low-income neighborhoods in New York City, both newly forming and growing or expanding.

Provides the following types of programs

  • Advocacy
  • Awards & Recognitions
  • Consulting & Technical Assistance
  • Training & Educational Resources
  • Volunteer & Board Matching
  • Other – Legal Services

Key Programs

Direct Legal Representation

Each year, Lawyers Alliance’s staff and more than 2,000 volunteer attorneys represent more than 700 nonprofit organizations on 1,350 different legal matters. Working together, they provide a full range of business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, Lawyers Alliance for New York helps organizations to develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

Brief Consultations

We provide general information over the telephone on legal issues of importance to nonprofit staff and Board members, lawyers, regulators, and members of the general public. While we provide specific legal advice only to clients, we offer helpful information and referrals to hundreds of Hotline callers each year. Call our Hotline at (212) 219-1800 x 224 and leave a message with your nonprofit legal question.

Educational Programs

Lawyers Alliance presents workshops and webinars and prints publications on broad range of legal topics relevant to nonprofit managers and Board members as well as the attorneys who represent them.

Contact Info

171 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 219-1800
Fax: (212) 941-7458 

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