Pro Bono

Helping NYC Public School Children Get & Stay Healthy

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) was created in 2005 by a group of New York City public school parents united in the conviction that healthier bodies make healthier minds. WITS inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life, through partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches,...

Child Abuse And Domestic Violence Organizations Open Under One Roof

The Safe Center LI is a unique collaboration among two nonprofit organizations - the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) and the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV). At the recommendation of Eric Penzer, a partner in Farrell Fritz's Trust and Estates Department, who was also a member...

Dance Company Faces a Financial Penalty that Threatens Its Existence

Founded in Long Island City in 1998, this non-profit professional dance company performs in New York City, tours and teaches domestically and abroad. The founder's mission is to perform and educate within communities where the content of the work will have the greatest impact, such as for underprivileged youth, immigrants,...

Ursuline Bedford Park Convent Corporation

Farrell Fritz represented the Ursuline Bedford Park Convent Corporation in its inventive re-use of its North Bronx convent grounds located in the Fordham-Bedford Park neighborhood. The Convent community relocated to New Rochelle, and the Ursulines sought to utilize their Bronx real estate for affordable housing and other worthy purposes. Peter Curry...

Long Island Arts Alliance

Thanks to Long Island's diverse and impressive cultural institutions, residents don't have to go far to see a Rodin or hear Rachmaninoff. The challenge for these institutions, as non-profit organizations, is that they often end up competing against each other for private funding and public attention. The Long Island Arts Alliance...

The Donna Dennis Foundation

Over the years, Farrell Fritz has reached out through its pro bono program to numerous Long Islanders, most of whom were unknown to the firm prior to our offer of help. One particular project, however, originated very close to home. In January 2001, Donna Dennis, the sister of a former Farrell...

Obtaining Compensation for Victim of Sexual Assault

A young mother in upstate New York was the victim of a vicious sexual assault and robbery. Her assailant was eventually captured, convicted, and sent to prison. While in prison, the assailant died. His estate then brought a claim against the State of New York arising from his treatment while...

Nassau County Museum of Art

Farrell Fritz has been in the legal picture for Long Island's leading art museum for years. Louis Vlahos, who heads the firm's Tax practice, serves as general counsel to the Board of Directors of the museum. In addition to attending board meetings, taking minutes and answering questions, he and John...

The Patriot Group

Emergency responders earned a place at the center of the national consciousness after their heroic efforts on 9/11/01. One responder who was there at Ground Zero was FDNY Captain Alfredo Fuentes. As Acting Battalion Chief of the FDNY Marine division on that morning, Captain Fuentes was sitting down to his...

Catholic Charities Volunteer Lawyer Initiative

Among the region's largest and most active human services organizations, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, provides Care With Dignity...Life With Hope to the poor, isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. As part of its mission, the organization recruits attorneys to provide desperately needed legal services on a pro...