Pro Bono

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and past chairman, Bob, along with a colleague from our tax practice group, helped the organization by revising its outdated bylaws to cause...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...

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...