Posts Tagged pro bono

NEWS: Shusterman Recognized Alongside Volunteer Attorneys

Zak Shusterman, along with colleagues committed to providing pro bono legal services to their communities, was recognized this morning at an event honoring attorneys who have volunteered with the Pro Bono Partnership.  The Pro Bono Partnership provides free business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the

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CLIENT NEWS: Award for Corbin Hill Food Project

Congratulations to client Corbin Hill Food Project on being awarded Innovation of the Year.  The award was presented to founder Dennis Derryck by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) at its 2015 Big Apple Innovation Awards on January 14, 2015.  Honored alongside Corbin Hill was Banana Kelly Community Improvement Association,

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LECTURE : Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Zak was again invited by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) to return as a faculty presenter in their entrepreneurial training program on October 8th.  This installment of the multi-week training program addresses a range of legal issues typically confronted by small businesses. These issues include selecting a business structure and the

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LECTURE: Starting and Operating a Non-Profit in New York

I led a workshop this evening on the requirements of starting and operating a non-profit under New York state law. Although I’ve regularly presented on nonprofit issues, this was the first presentation since New York’s new non-profit law provisions took effect earlier this month. The presentation covered

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LECTURE : Entrepreneurship Training Program

Zak is looking forward to returning to the entrepreneurial training program organized by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) on March 31st.  This installment will address various legal issues that small businesses typically encounter – from formation through handling legal disputes. WEDC’s supports women seeking to build successful new businesses.t  premier source of training,

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LECTURE : Legal Basics for the Women’s Enterprise Development Center

Zak has been invited to present a legal basics session of the entrepreneurial training program offered by the Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC).  WEDC’s goal is to  support and to empower women building successful businesses. It is the premier source of training, advisory services, and access to capital throughout Westchester County and

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NEWS : Zak Shusterman elected to corporate board of The Hudson Independent newspaper

Zak Shusterman is honored to have joined the corporate board of the Hudson Valley News Corporation. The Hudson Valley News Corporation is the parent company of The Hudson Independent, the only newspaper covering the Rivertowns region of  Westechester, NY.  The Hudson Independent is the area’s most respected

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CLIENT NEWS : Award for the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown

A hearty congratulations to client Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown. The Pantry will be honored with a prestigious award tomorrow morning at a ceremony hosted by Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill. The Food Bank for Westchester will be presenting the Michal Winter Memorial Award for Agency Excellence to the

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CLIENT NEWS : Corbin Hill Farm featured in new documentary

Client Corbin Hill Farm has once again made news, this time for the role New School alumni have played in its development and growth. A new documentary has been produced by a team at the New School, where founder Dennis Derryck is faculty in Milano School of International

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EVENT : Backyard Chicken-keeping Laws

The Grange of Putnam Valley was hosting an event on backyard chicken-keeping on March 23 and asked me to speak about the state of the law across Putnam County. I surveyed the relevant local codes of every municipality in the county and spoke to a range of

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EVENT : Client Dance/NYC Symposium today

I was delighted to take part in the legal clinic offered today as part of the Dance/NYC Symposium today.  Lawyers and industry experts donated their time to advise new and seasoned participants with a range of questions including trademark protection, dance company incorporation, non-profit management and 501c3 status.

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EVENT: Client symposium, legal clinic

Client Dance/NYC will be hosting a symposium on February 24 to explore issues of funding, touring, marketing, and education in New York’s current dance environment. Descriptions on the various symposium sessions and activities, as well as registration details, can be found here. One of the opportunities provided at

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