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When 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
legal issues.

For more information:
Call (212) 219-1800

Disaster Relief

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.

Click here for Internal Revenue Service information, as of November 21, 2012, for charities and contributors concerned about disaster relief.

 

Lawyers Alliance is a member of the steering committee of CultureAID ("Culture Active in Disasters"), a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City's cultural community before, during, and after disasters. Read the CultureAID press release.

 

We offer free downloadable copies of our disaster relief publications and news alerts:

FEMA Public Assistance Grants - Appeals Process
FEMA and SBA Deadline February 27, 2013
IRS Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Government Aid Available to Nonprofits for Disaster Relief - updated
Hurricane Sandy - Temporary Changes to Rules for Projects Financed with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
Operating a Disaster Relief Program
Employment Law Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy
Commercial Real Estate Lease Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy
Insurance Coverage Issues Related to Hurricane Sandy
 
Legal Guidance for New York Nonprofits in the Wake of Katrina
Disaster Relief and Recovery: The Role of Nonprofits Beyond Ground Zero and the Legal Implications of Their Work
Disaster Relief Legal Q&As
Lawyers Alliance Disaster Relief Initiative 2001-2003.