disaster strikes and New York nonprofits are victims
or responders, Lawyers Alliance stands ready to provide
immediate assistance through telephone consultations,
emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits
keep pace with emerging
For more information:
Call (212) 219-1800
Lawyers Alliance helps nonprofits provide critical social services and emergency funds to people affected by terrorism, natural disasters, and other tragedies.
We launched our Disaster Relief Initiative in the aftermath
of September 11, 2001, to assist nonprofits affected by the
disaster and those that were responding to it. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Lawyers Alliance continues
to represent and provide legal information to New York nonprofits
assisting disaster victims. We have helped nonprofits with
disaster relief legal matters related to fundraising and grant-making,
expansion and downsizing, real estate contingencies, and compliance with tax-exempt organizations
law. If your organization has questions about assisting relief efforts or victims of Hurricane Sandy,
contact Lawyers Alliance for support.
here for Internal Revenue Service information, as of November 21, 2012, for charities and contributors concerned about disaster relief.
Lawyers Alliance partnered with local organizations in the areas of New York City most affected by Hurricane Sandy for a series of neighborhood legal consultations. At each event there was a discussion of the legal challenges facing nonprofits and faith-based groups as they recover from the hurricane. Topics discussed included:
operating a disaster relief program, FEMA eligibility and grant programs, and real estate and employment issues. Following the discussion, organizations had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a volunteer attorney to discuss their specific legal needs.
Neighborhood consultations took place on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Staten Island
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Coney Island
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - The Rockaways
Friday, February 1, 2013 - Lower Manhattan
Friday, March 1, 2013 - Red Hook
Lawyers Alliance is conducting a series of webinars entitled "Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy." Click here to see what is currently scheduled and to register online.
Recordings of previously held disaster relief webinars are available below:
"Disaster Relief - Legal Issues for Nonprofits Impacted and Responding to Hurricane Sandy" presented on November 7, 2012
"Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: Operating a Disaster Relief Program" presented on November 14, 2012
"Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: Human Resource Challenges" presented on November 20, 2012
"Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: Government Grants and Loan Programs" presented on November 20, 2012
"Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: Real Estate Issues" presented on December 19, 2012
In addition, we offer free downloadable copies of our disaster relief publications and news alerts: