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Welcome
March 08, 2019
Welcome to the main page of the news section of Lawyers Alliance's website. Please use the buttons to the left to view a collection of our "news and legal alerts" relating to business law issues for nonprofits, as well as recent newsletters and press releases.
 
Executive Director Sean Delany to Retire
March 08, 2019
Sean Delany will retire from Lawyers Alliance for New York later this year, after 20 years as Executive Director. Lawyers Alliance's Board of Directors has named Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer, long-time Deputy Executive Director and former Legal Director, to succeed Mr. Delany as Executive Director.

Please read Sean Delany's personal message.

Under Mr. Delany's leadership, Lawyers Alliance for New York has experienced robust growth, from a $1.2 million annual budget to a $3.3 million annual budget. During that period, the number of legal projects handled by Lawyers Alliance's staff and volunteers increased from approximately 560 to more than 1,300, and the number of volunteers grew from approximately 700 to more than 1,900. During his tenure, Lawyers Alliance launched a nonprofit advocacy initiative, cultivated a national network of business law pro bono providers now known as Exponentum (TM) in 15 locations around the United States, and developed other special legal and educational services designed to meet the evolving legal needs of the nonprofit sector. Mr. Delany also spearheaded an outcomes measurement system to capture the impact of Lawyers Alliance's legal services on our nonprofit clients.

Before becoming Executive Director in 1999, Mr. Delany was Legal Director at Lawyers Alliance. Prior to coming to Lawyers Alliance, he was the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office.

Lawyers Alliance's 50th Anniversary Business Law & Leadership Gala, to be held June 4, 2019 at Ziegfeld Ballroom, will recognize Mr. Delany's dedicated service to the nonprofit sector. The event will also honor the civic-minded and distinguished leadership of John J. Suydam, Senior Partner and Chief Legal Officer, Apollo Global Management, LLC, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP's longstanding pro bono commitment to Lawyers Alliance and our nonprofit clients.
 
Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Requiring All New York Membership Nonprofits to Have at Least Three Members
February 13, 2019
The bill, signed in December, is effective immediately and is available here. This change does not affect membership organizations with a sole membership that is another corporate entity, provided such entity is itself owned or controlled by at least three people. Read our updated Legal Alert.
 
2019 National Day of Service
January 25, 2019
Read the press release about Exponentum's 2019 National Day of Service: Pro Bono Legal Help for Nonprofits Serving Children & Families.
 
New Winter 2019 Newsletter
January 22, 2019
Read our newly redesigned, full-color Winter Newsletter! This issue includes stories on the rising cost of real estate, workforce development organizations, and a recap of the 2018 Cornerstone Awards.
 
2018 Cornerstone Award honorees announced
November 09, 2018
Lawyers Alliance presents the Cornerstone Awards annually to recognize institutions and attorneys that have made extraordinary contributions through pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations. Check out the list of honorees or read the press release.
 
Autumn Newsletter
September 24, 2018
Read our new Autumn Newsletter, including articles on nonpartisan election-related work and nonprofits working to improve the health of New Yorkers through an environmental lens.
 
Lawyers Alliance is pleased to be part of Exponentum, the national network of business law pro bono providers
June 20, 2018
Read the press release about the new Exponentum branding.
 
Business Law & Leadership Gala Celebrates Dedicated Lawyers, Nonprofits, and Communities
April 24, 2018
On May 1, 2018, Horacio Gutierrez of Spotify, Trish Walsh of Voya Financial, and Marla G. Simpson of Brooklyn Community Services will be honored at Lawyers Alliance's Business Law & Leadership Gala. Read the press release or visit the Gala page for additional details.
 
Newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs
May 11, 2017
Read Lawyers Alliance's newly updated Nonprofit Revitalization Act FAQs.
 
Nonprofits Can Speak Out About Controversial Government Actions
January 31, 2017
Read the Legal Alert.