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Bankruptcy

Client: Intersect Fund

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Intersect Fund requests advice about its rights where individual borrowers have filed for bankruptcy.

Mission: Intersect Fund (www.intersectfund.org) empowers entrepreneurs to start businesses, generate income, build assets, and spark dramatic social change.

Matter No.: 31-226.9

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Bylaw Review

Client: Rye Arts Center

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Rye Arts Center seeks assistance with the review of its current bylaws.

Mission: The Rye Arts Center (www.ryeartscenter.org) inspires interest and maximum participation in the arts in Westchester and the surrounding region.

Matter No.: 33-113.014

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Client: Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc.

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Yonkers Community Action Program seeks assistance with a review of its bylaws and related corporate governance documents for compliance with the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act. (The Partnership has template documents available for use by the volunteer lawyer.)

Mission: Yonkers Community Action Program (www.yonkerscap.org) develops programs and delivers services designed to eliminate and/or ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Matter No.: 98-068.6

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Client: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior, Inc.

County: Litchfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior seeks assistance with creating bylaws for the organization.

Mission: Random Hacks of Kindness Junior (www.rhokjr.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides elementary and middle school children the opportunity to come together with computer science mentors and local subject matter experts, as problem solvers and innovators, to address real world challenges submitted by local community agencies.

Matter No.: 35-061.1

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Client: The Circle of Care for Families and Children

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County requests assistance with the review of its Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Mission: The Circle of Care for Families and Children of Passaic County (www.circleofcarecmo.org) provides comprehensive care management services for children with significant emotional and behavioral challenges so they and their families can achieve their greatest potential.

Matter No.: 35-080.2

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Contracts

Client: Rye Arts Center

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Rye Arts Center seeks an attorney to review an IT services agreement.

Mission: The Rye Arts Center (www.ryeartscenter.org) inspires interest and maximum participation in the arts in Westchester and the surrounding region.

Matter No.: 33-113.016

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Client: Rockland Community College Foundation

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: Rockland Community College Foundation seeks assistance to review and revise a memorandum of understanding between the client and an affiliated nonprofit.

Mission: Rockland Community College Foundation (www.sunyrockland.edu) helps the College address several needs that have a significant educational and community impact, but would not be met without private funds.

Matter No.: 35-077.2

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Client: Veterans Yoga Project, Inc.

County: Alameda, CA

Legal Work Required: Veterans Yoga Project requests assistance with review of proposed fiscal sponsorship agreement in which Organization is acting as fiscal sponsor.

Mission: Veterans Yoga Project (www.veteransyogaproject.org) provides education and support for the mindful use of therapeutic yoga practices as an aid in the recovery process from post-traumatic stress and other psychological difficulties among U.S. veterans, their families and their communities.

Matter No.: 08-468.5

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Client: Tri-County Community Action Agency, Inc.

County: Cumberland , NJ

Legal Work Required: Tri-County Community Action Agency, d/b/a Gateway Community Action Partnership, requests assistance with the review of a photo release form and a volunteer waiver form.

Mission: Tri-County Community Action Agency, d/b/a Gateway Community Action Partnership (www.gatewaycap.org), provides services that improve the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency.

Matter No.: 35-034.2

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Client: Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc.

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Yonkers Community Action Program seeks assistance with negotiating a claim with insurance company.

Mission: Yonkers Community Action Program (www.yonkerscap.org) develops programs and delivers services designed to eliminate and/or ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Matter No.: 98-068.9

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Corporate

Client: Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries

County: Middlesex, CT

Legal Work Required: Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries requests assistance with conveyance of corporation's assets to new successor corporation, and dissolution of original entity.

Mission: Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries (www.shorelinesoupkitchens.org) is to provide the hungry with hot meals and groceries.

Matter No.: 08-404.10

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Client: Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc.

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Yonkers Community Action Program seeks assistance with the review and revision, if necessary, of their certificate of incorporation.

Mission: Yonkers Community Action Program (www.yonkerscap.org) develops programs and delivers services designed to eliminate and/or ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Matter No.: 98-068.8

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Client:  Burroughs Community Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Burroughs Community Center seeks assistance with acquiring a program from another nonprofit agency.

Mission: The mission of Burroughs Community Center (www.burroughscc.org) is to provide the residents of Bridgeport with program opportunities and facility resources for the purpose of promoting individual growth and community cohesiveness.

Matter No.: 97-002.9

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Client: North Rockland Rowing Club

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: North Rockland Rowing Club seeks advice regarding selling or loaning its assets to another nonprofit.

Mission: The mission of the North Rockland Rowing Club is to aid, encourage, foster, support and promote the development and growth of rowing as a scholastic and community inclusive sport on the Hudson River in Rockland County.

Matter No.: 29-017.6

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Corporate Governance/Compliance

Client: US Thumbprint, Inc.

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: US Thumbprint, Inc. requests assistance with the review of its corporate governance policies.

Mission: US Thumbprint, Inc., (www.thumbprint.us) invents technology to make parties and elections easier to use for the United States voter, technology to provide United States representatives with means of direct communication with their constituents, and technology to provide nondiscriminatory data services to campaigns for United States elected officials and other non-profits.

Matter No.: 34-100.2

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Client: Lunch Break

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: Lunch Break requests assistance with a review of its bylaws, conflict of interest policy, and several board committee charters.

Mission: Lunch Break (www.lunchbreak.org) freely provides life's basic necessities - food, clothing, and fellowship for community members in need.

Matter No.: 35-076.1

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Client: Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective

County: Hartford, NJ

Legal Work Required: Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective requests counsel regarding whether Executive Director of organization that has contract with the City of Hartford may contribute to campaign of candidate running for election as Mayor of Hartford.

Mission: The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective (www.hglhc.org) empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.

Matter No.: 08-183.11

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Corporate Merger

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E-Commerce/Internet

Client: Two Planks Theater Company

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Two Planks Theater Company requests assistance with a legal review of the Organization's website.

Mission: Two Planks Theater Company (www.twoplankstheater.org), located in Monroe, CT is a regional performing arts and education organization providing opportunities to a diverse population of artists and audiences.

Matter No.: 35-049.3

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Client: Community Fund of Darien

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Community Fund of Darien seeks assistance with preparing agreements for crowdfunding campaigns, including an online user agreement for donors, and an agreement with affiliated nonprofits that are using the Community Fund's online platform for crowdfunding campaigns.

Mission: The mission of Community Fund of Darien (www.communityfunddarien.org) is to provide strategic and financial leadership to help people in need through its work with over 27 nonprofit agencies and organizations in the region.

Matter No.: 26-047.7

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Education/Workshops

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Employment/Labor/Employee Benefits

Client: Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford requests assistance with an HR matter.

Mission: Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (www.bgchartford.org) works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Matter No.: 08-371.5

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Client: KIDSAFE CT

County: Tolland, CT

Legal Work Required: KIDSAFE CT requests assistance with determining if positions have been properly categorized as exempt.

Mission: KIDSAFE CT (www.kidsafect.org) breaks the cycle of child abuse and neglect by developing, promoting and implementing programs and services within the communities we serve.

Matter No.: 08-598.2

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Client: YWCA of Bergen County

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: YWCA of Bergen County requests assistance with the review of its template offer letter.

Mission: YWCA of Bergen County (www.ywcabergencounty.org) works to create opportunities for women and girls and to eliminate racism, and provides child care, before and after school programs, summer camps, fitness programs, and a rape crisis counseling service.

Matter No.: 25-176.028

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Client: YWCA of Bergen County

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: YWCA of Bergen County requests assistance with the review of its Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement.

Mission: YWCA of Bergen County (www.ywcabergencounty.org) works to create opportunities for women and girls and to eliminate racism, and provides child care, before and after school programs, summer camps, fitness programs, and a rape crisis counseling service.

Matter No.: 25-176.029

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Client: Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers seeks assistance with the classification of a worker (employee or independent contractor) and assistance in drafting a contractor agreement, if applicable.

Mission: Fine Arts Orchestral Society of Yonkers (www.yonkersphilharmonic.org) provides free classical music and music education to citizens of Yonkers and its surrounding communities.

Matter No.: 33-053.2

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Client: Elijah's Promise

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Elijah's Promise requests assistance with a review of its employee handbook.

Mission: Elijah's Promise (www.elijahspromise.net) provides nutritious meals, social services, clothing, health screenings, and job training in the areas of culinary arts, catering, and entrepreneurial skills.

Matter No.: 26-018.011

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Client: Greater Newark Conservancy

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Greater Newark Conservancy requests assistance with a wage-hour matter.

Mission: Greater Newark Conservancy (www.citybloom.org) promotes environmental stewardship, to improve the quality of life in New Jersey's urban communities, in four areas - environmental education, community greening and gardening, job training, and advocacy for environmental justice.

Matter No.: 22-020.4

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Client: Billings Forge Community Works

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Billings Forge Community Works requests assistance with determining proper classification of exempt employees.

Mission: Billings Forge Community Works (www.billingsforgeworks.org) is responsible for the development and management of projects and programs in Frog Hollow that replace disinvestment with investment, create a shared sense of mission, offer education and training, and underscore the idea that a good place to live is more than just four walls and a roof.

Matter No.: 08-379.6

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Client: Billings Forge Community Works

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Billings Forge Community Works requests assistance with review and revision of Human Resources manual.

Mission: Billings Forge Community Works (www.billingsforgeworks.org) is responsible for the development and management of projects and programs in Frog Hollow that replace disinvestment with investment, create a shared sense of mission, offer education and training, and underscore the idea that a good place to live is more than just four walls and a roof.

Matter No.: 08-379.5

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Client: Yonkers Community Action Program, Inc.

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Yonkers Community Action Program seeks assistance with the review of personnel policies.

Mission: Yonkers Community Action Program (www.yonkerscap.org) develops programs and delivers services designed to eliminate and/or ameliorate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Matter No.: 98-068.7

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Client: New Destiny Family Success Centers, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Destiny Family Success Centers requests assistance with the review of its Personnel Policy Manual. The nonprofit is open to adopting a template employee handbook provided by the volunteer lawyer.

Mission: New Destiny Family Success Centers (www.newdestinyfsc.org) empowers and equips families in the Greater Paterson community for lifelong success.

Matter No.: 35-086.2

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Client: New Destiny Family Success Centers, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Destiny Family Success Centers requests assistance with the review of the classification of its employees as exempt or nonexempt.

Mission: New Destiny Family Success Centers (www.newdestinyfsc.org) empowers and equips families in the Greater Paterson community for lifelong success.

Matter No.: 35-086.1

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Client: Keon Center

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Keon Center seeks assistance with the review of its current employee handbook.

Mission: The mission of Keon Center (www.keoncenter.org) is to provide an adult training center for the developmentally disabled that teaches life and vocational skills.

Matter No.: 98-027.016

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Client: Burroughs Community Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Burroughs Community Center requests assistance with determining whether the participants in a new program should be considered employees or independent contractors.

Mission: The mission of Burroughs Community Center (www.burroughscc.org) is to provide the residents of Bridgeport with program opportunities and facility resources for the purpose of promoting individual growth and community cohesiveness.

Matter No.: 97-002.10

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Client: Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County seeks assistance with a review of their employee handbook.

Mission: Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (www.nstudios.org) provides a measurable platform for lifelong success through the delivery of arts education to children at risk and those with special needs throughout Fairfield County.

Matter No.: 35-041.2

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Client: Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, Inc.

County: Putnam, NY

Legal Work Required: Ty Louis Campbell Foundation seeks assistance with drafting a personnel policy.

Mission: Ty Louis Campbell Foundation (www.thetlcfoundation.org) helps fund the intelligence and technology that will uncover new ways to cure children with cancer.

Matter No.: 35-001.1

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Client: FaithActs for Education, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: FaithActs for Education seeks assistance with the review of an employee handbook.

Mission: FaithActs for Education (www.faithactsedu.org) unites and equips faith leaders with the tools necessary to improve public education for children.

Matter No.: 35-021.1

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Client: Bedford Hills Free Library

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Bedford Hills Free Library seeks assistance with the analysis of Medicare on benefit policies.

Mission: Bedford Hills Free Library (www.bedfordhillsfreelibrary.org) is a one-hundred year old public library serving the small yet diverse community of Bedford Hills in Northern Westchester, including many low-income families.

Matter No.: 35-055.3

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Client: Montrose Child Care Center

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Montrose Child Care Center seeks assistance with updating their employee handbook.

Mission: The mission of Montrose Child Care Center (www.mcccny.org) is to provide quality child care services to employees of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt VA Hospital and the greater community for children 6 weeks to kindergarten age.

Matter No.: 98-063.9

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Client: Brainerd Memorial Library

County: Middlesex, CT

Legal Work Required: Brainers Memorial Library requests assistance with a Human Resources matter.

Mission: Brainerd Memorial Library (www.brainerdlibrary.lioninc.org) strives to be a symbol of the town, magnet for the community, and gateway to all the world's information and knowledge.

Matter No.: 08-505.5

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Client: Pro Bono Partnership Hartford

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Pro Bono Partnership Hartford requests assistance with presenting a workshop re: Employment Law on June 10, 2015.

Mission: Pro Bono Partnership (www.probonopartnership.org) provides business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged and enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Matter No.: 08-069.84

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Environmental/Land Use

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HIPAA

Client: The Community YMCA

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Community YMCA requests assistance with a review of a Business Associate Agreement with a vendor to implement an Electronic Health Records system for Medicaid payments it collects.

Mission: The Community YMCA (www.cymca.org) provides safe, high quality childcare and after school programs, health and fitness programs, opportunities for youth leadership and character development, personal and family counseling, summer day camp, and academic and arts enrichment programs.

Matter No.: 34-260.3

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Immigration

Client: Hart Island Project

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Hart Island Project requests advice and assistance with applying for a visa for an internationally recognized musician who will perform at a benefit concert in August 2015.

Mission: Hart Island Project (www.hartisland.net) assists people with locating friends and relatives who were buried on Hart Island, New York City's potter’s field. Hart Island Project provides an online database of public burial records and works to make the largest cemetery in the United States visible and accessible so that no one is omitted from history.

Matter No.: 30-161.012

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Client: Allies in Caring

County: Atlantic, NJ

Legal Work Required: Allies in Caring requests assistance with applying for a work permit for a person who is currently a volunteer with the organization.

Mission: Allies in Caring (www.alliesincaring.org) is a multi-cultural nonprofit that helps underserved individuals who have emotional and behavioral problems move toward recovery, health, and greater independence through counseling, education, and community support.

Matter No.: 33-160.6

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Incorporation/Tax Exemption

Client: The Adoption Hope Foundation

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: The Adoption Hope Foundation seeks assistance with filling out the 1023Ez and drafting bylaws.

Mission: The Adoption Hope Foundation (www.adoptionhopefoundation.org) helps break the financial barrier of adoption by providing grants to people who hope to build their family through adoption.

Matter No.: 35-079.1

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Client: Two Planks Theater Company

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Two Planks Theater Company requests assistance with incorporating and obtaining tax exempt status.

Mission: Two Planks Theater Company (www.twoplankstheater.org), located in Monroe, CT is a regional performing arts and education organization providing opportunities to a diverse population of artists and audiences.

Matter No.: 35-049.1

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Insurance and Risk Management

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Intellectual Property

Client: Hidden Warriors, Inc.

County: Suffolk, NY

Legal Work Required: Hidden Warriors seeks assistance with the protection of name and logo.

Mission: Hidden Warriors, Inc. (www.hiddenwarriors.org) gives free "warrior makeovers" to women who are fighting cancer. Working with makeup artists, costume creators, yoga & meditation instructors, occupational therapists, & other volunteers and organizations, the makeover experiences are designed to increase self-confidence, reduce stress, and empower women.

Matter No.: 35-037.3

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Client: Inspirica, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Inspirica requests assistance with drafting a form of licensing agreement for an educational program.

Mission: Inspirica, formerly known as St. Luke's LifeWorks (www.inspiricact.org), provides a foundation of housing and support services in Stamford, enabling clients to make positive changes in their lives towards self-sufficiency. Programs include emergency and transitional housing, life skills training and career training, child care, child advocacy and permanent supportive housing.

Matter No.: 22-068.051

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Lending/Finance

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Litigation

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Nonprofit

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Privacy

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Real Estate

Client: Rising Tide Capital

County: Hudson, NY

Legal Work Required: Rising Tide Capital requests assistance with the review of a lease.

Mission: Rising Tide Capital (www.risingtidecapital.org) promotes entrepreneurial activity among low-income women, minorities, ex-offenders, and underprivileged youth by creating and assisting small businesses in New Jersey.

Matter No.: 24-162.024

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Client: Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County

County: Hudson, NJ

Legal Work Required: Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County requests assistance with the preparation of an agreement among homeowners in a three-unit, multi-family building being built by the organization.

Mission: Habitat for Humanity of Hudson County, Inc. (HFHHC), (www.habitathudsoncounty.org) an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, promotes homeownership for low-income individuals and families through volunteer labor, sweat equity from partner homeowners, donated materials, and public and private funding.

Matter No.: 35-100.1

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Client: New Destiny Family Success Centers, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Destiny Family Success Centers requests advice with respect to its rights under a lease.

Mission: New Destiny Family Success Centers (www.newdestinyfsc.org) empowers and equips families in the Greater Paterson community for lifelong success.

Matter No.: 35-086.3

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Client: Center for Family Resources, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: Center for Family Resources requests assistance with filing a notice of federal interest related to Head Start funding and amending mortgage agreements to include a subordination clause.

Mission: The Center for Family Resources (www.centerforfamilyresources.net) is dedicated to promoting the general well-being of all children and their families in the Upper Passaic County area and Clifton by providing Head Start/Early Head Start service, comprehensive services through our Early Intervention Program and homeless prevention funding.

Matter No.: 31-222.010

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Tax

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Trust and Estates

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