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,...

Sustainable Long Island

Advocating for the preservation of Long Island open spaces and environment while promoting economic development is the mission of Sustainable Long Island, a non-profit group founded in 2002 with pro-bono help from Farrell Fritz. Members of the firm's Tax practice group, including Louis Vlahos, helped it establish itself as a...

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...