Pro Bono

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...

Nassau Aviators Wheelchair Sports Association

Nassau Aviators Wheelchair Sports Association (NAWSA) is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide, promote and develop access to opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities. They have become actively involved in athletic and recreational activities throughout Nassau County in order to improve such individuals' health and overall quality of...

Long Island Community Chest

Despite the many public and private agencies that provide social services in our region, there are still many people who fall through the cracks, according to Farrell Fritz Partner, Thomas Killeen, a member of the firm's Corporate practice group. This prompted Thomas to join with other concerned Long Island businesspeople...

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...