Pro Bono

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,...

Helping People Obtain Needed Benefits

The Nassau-Suffolk Law Services Committee is a nonprofit, community-based poverty law program that regularly refers pro bono cases to Farrell Fritz. Many of these involve local residents who need help in receiving their deserved government benefits but are unable to afford a lawyer to help them. Frank McRoberts, of Farrell Fritz's...

Representing a Church in an Employment Dispute

Farrell Fritz lawyers have devoted their time and expertise to an area church that had been involved in a protracted dispute with a former employee. After voluntarily resigning her position with the church, the employee filed a claim for unemployment insurance benefits, which generally are only available to employees who...

Separating Church and Housing Development

A local area church faced a tricky political problem that required the skills of Farrell Fritz attorneys. The problem occurred when the not-for-profit housing development adjacent to the church property was being sold. The church, through its bylaws, was linked to the housing development. In order for the transaction to...

Shooting for Scholarships

Basketball scholarships often provide the only viable opportunity for underprivileged young men and women to achieve their dreams of a college education. Unfortunately, many who have the requisite skills on the court are unable to attend college due to a lack of educational opportunities growing up. In 2004, Farrell Fritz...

Arthritis Foundation

The Long Island chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has long benefited from the skills and leadership of Farrell Fritz Partner, Robert Creighton. A board member since 1991 and past chairman, Bob, along with a colleague from our tax practice group, helped the organization by revising its outdated bylaws to cause...

Providing Legal Care for a Local Nurse

Farrell Fritz recently represented a local nurse on a pro bono basis in an effort to negotiate with the State Department of Health regarding certain penalties, including, but not limited to, an unpaid suspension, that the Department is seeking to impose. Steven Davi of the firm's Litigation and Labor and...

A Helping Hand for a Very Special School

Robert Creighton and Lisa Vaccaro helped make a difference for a nonprofit, private Long Island school that was founded to serve children with autism. Most of the school's students, who range in age from 3 to 21, have severe behavioral issues that have prevented them from being served by available...

Interfaith Nutrition Network: Serving the Hungry & Homeless

The Interfaith Nutrition Network ("The INN") is a not-for-profit organization that addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing and supportive services to those Long Islanders who are in need. The INN operates 19 soup kitchens throughout the Island and also provides...

A Gift from Alexa

One of the first projects initiated by our firm's pro bono committee involved reaching out to a new group that was interested in helping families with autistic children. One of its founders was a neighbor of Farrell Fritz Partner, Robert Sandler. A colleague from the firm's Tax practice group helped...