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Bankruptcy

Client: Sea Bright Rising, Inc.

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: Sea Bright Rising, Inc. requests assistance with dissolution.

Mission: Sea Bright Rising, Inc. (www.seabrightrising.org) devotes itself to the relief of the needy and/or displaced and the general recovery of the town of Sea Bright, New Jersey as a result of the devastation created by Hurricane Sandy in the Fall of 2012.

Matter No.: 36-006.1

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Bylaw Review

Client: IFCA Housing Network

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: IFCA Housing Network requests assistance with a review of its current bylaws.

Mission: IFCA Housing Network (www.ifcany.org) works to sustain community, diversity and opportunity through workforce/affordable housing and vital social services.

Matter No.: 97-013.025

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Client: New Beginnings Animal Rescue Inc.

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Beginnings Animal Rescue requests assistance with the review of its Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Mission: New Beginnings Animal Rescue (www.nbarnj.org) is a no-kill animal rescue shelter.

Matter No.: 36-026.2

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Client: Children's Adventure Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Children's Adventure Center seeks assistance with a revision of its bylaws and Certificate of Incorporation.

Mission: Children's Adventure Center (www.childrensadventurecenter.com) (www.childrensadventurecenter.com)provides a true quality of preschool excellence in education to all families; regardless of financial limitations.

Matter No.: 35-253.1

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Contracts

Client: Hamilton Area YMCA

County: Mercer, NJ

Legal Work Required: Hamilton Area YMCA requests assistance with the review of a contract.

Mission: Hamilton Area YMCA (www.hamiltonymca.org) provides youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility to the Hamilton area community.

Matter No.: 36-028.1

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Client: Mission Be

County: Suffolk, NY

Legal Work Required: Mission Be seeks assistance with the creation of a template contract between the organization and potential vendors.

Mission: Mission Be is dedicated to teaching grade school children mindful education techniques in an effort to decrease bullying in schools, improve student focus and teach conflict resolution skills.

Matter No.: 32-153.031

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Client: It Takes A Village 10591

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: It Takes A Village 10591 seeks assistance reviewing a form of manual for volunteers who will be driving senior citizens to various appointments.

Mission: It Takes a Village 10591 provides support and services that allow seniors in community to remain independent in their homes.

Matter No.: 34-095.6

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Client: Giants of Generosity, Inc.

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: Giants of Generosity, Inc. requests assistance with drafting an agreement with another nonprofit for a fundraising event.

Mission: Giants of Generosity, Inc. (www.giantsofgenerosity.org) provides emergency financial relief for individuals and families in times of crisis.

Matter No.: 32-066.7

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Client: House of Heroes, Connecticut Chapter Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: House of Heroes, Connecticut Chapter requests assistance with review of Homeowner's Agreement.

Mission: House of Heroes, Connecticut Chapter works to recognize, honor and serve military and public safety veterans (and their spouses) for their faithful and sacrificial service.

Matter No.: 08-618.2

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Client: Plainfield Area YMCA

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Plainfield Area YMCA requests assistance with the negotiation and review of agreements to develop and construct a low-income housing tax-credit project.

Mission: The Plainfield Area YMCA (www.plainfieldy.org) is dedicated to improving the potential of every member of our community through programs that build spirit, mind & body.

Matter No.: 25-172.010

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Corporate

Client: Family ReEntry

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Family ReEntry requests assistance with a question regarding insurance billing.

Mission: The mission of Family ReEntry(www.familyreentry.org) is to empower and strengthen individuals and families to reduce violence, crime and neglect.

Matter No.: 25-067.024

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Client: Children's Community Development Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Children's Community Development Center requests advice concerning the use of security video cameras at the school.

Mission: The mission of Children's Community Daycare Center in Westport, CT is to provide an educational child care center serving families with children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old.

Matter No.: 21-176.015

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Corporate Governance/Compliance

Client: My Sisters' Place

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: My Sisters' Place requests a review of its records retention policy.

Mission: My Sisters' Place (www.mysistersplaceny.org) provides comprehensive programs and services that holistically address domestic violence and the unique challenges survivors face.

Matter No.: 20-099.042

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Client: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

County: Ocean, NJ

Legal Work Required: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine requests assistance with (i) completing documents necessary for its organizational structure to comply with NJ Department of Health requirements and (ii) confirming that its organizational structure will qualify for insurance under the federal Health Resources and Services Administration's FTCA program.

Mission: The mission of Coastal Volunteers in Medicine (www.coastalvim.org) is to provide primary, non-emergency medical services to persons without any health insurance nor Medicaid and a family income of up to 250% above the Federal Poverty level.

Matter No.: 34-130.1

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Client: Lunch Break

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: Lunch Break requests assistance with the review of its Form 990 Review Policies.

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

Matter No.: 35-076.5

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Client: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges requests assistance with the review of its Conflict of Interest Policy and related procedures.

Mission: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges (www.metroymcas.org) strengthens the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Matter No.: 35-192.5

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Corporate Merger

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E-Commerce/Internet

Client: Pro Bono Partnership

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Pro Bono Partnership seeks assistance with the review of Pro Bono Partnership's Website Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

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.: 98-062.322

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Education/Workshops

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Employment/Labor/Employee Benefits

Client: CLUSTER Community Services

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: CLUSTER Community Services seeks an attorney to present diversity/anti-harassment training for its staff.

Mission: CLUSTER Community Services (www.clusterinc.org) provides a variety of programs including mental health services, day camps, and after-school programs.

Matter No.: 98-023.022

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Client: New Beginnings Animal Rescue Inc.

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Beginnings Animal Rescue requests assistance with a wage-hour matter.

Mission: New Beginnings Animal Rescue (www.nbarnj.org) is a no-kill animal rescue shelter.

Matter No.: 36-026.1

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Client: Ron Foley Foundation

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Ron Foley Foundation requests assistance with independent contractor agreement between Organization and Executive VP.

Mission: Ron Foley Foundation works to raise money to fund research to contribute to early detection, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer and the alleviation of human suffering caused by diseases of the pancreas.

Matter No.: 08-632.1

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Client: Children's Corner of Larchmont-Mamaroneck

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Children's Corner of Larchmont-Mamaroneck seeks assistance with drafting a contract with an employee.

Mission: The mission of Children's Corner of Larchmont-Mamaroneck (www.childrenscornerlm.org)provides affordable, high quality before and after school child care. Children’s Corner is a child centered, relaxed environment under the direction and supervision of an experienced, professional staff for children of all abilities, ages 4 through 12.

Matter No.:  23-143.2

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Client: Strengthen Teens & Reach Inner-City Vital Environments

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Strengthen Teens and Reach Inner-City Vital Environments (STRIVE) requests assistance with the preparation of an independent contractor agreement.

Mission: Strengthen Teens and Reach Inner-City Vital Environments (STRIVE) (www.strivecares.org)provides programs and services that improve the future, educational outcome, care and treatment of at-risk youth, juvenile offenders and adolescents with or without a disability in Essex and Union Counties.

Matter No.: 31-046.9

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Client: YMCA of Greater Bergen County

County: Bergen , NJ

Legal Work Required: YMCA of Greater Bergen County requests assistance with the review and revision of its employment application.

Mission: YMCA of Greater Bergen County (www.ymcagbc.org) offers activities and services to individuals that will contribute to spiritual, mental, social, and physical growth.

Matter No.: 24-196.011

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Client: YMCA of Greater Bergen County

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: YMCA of Greater Bergen County requests assistance with the review of its Employee Handbook and related policies.

Mission: YMCA of Greater Bergen County (www.ymcagbc.org) offers activities and services to individuals that will contribute to spiritual, mental, social, and physical growth.

Matter No.: 24-196.010

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Client: Friends Center for Children

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Friends Center for Children requests counsel regarding classifying positions as exempt versus non-exempt.

Mission: Friends Center for Children (www.friendscenterforchildren.org) is an early childhood education center providing year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years, which offers a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment.

Matter No.: 08-383.10

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Client: NAMI Connecticut, Inc.

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Nami Connecticut requests assistance with review and revisions to employee handbook.

Mission: NAMI Connecticut (www.namict.org) works to improve the quality of life for all those impacted by mental illness.

Matter No.: 08-587.2

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Client: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges requests assistance with several wage and hour/compensation issues.

Mission: Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges (www.metroymcas.org) strengthens the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Matter No.: 35-192.6

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Client: Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm & Envrntl. Center

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm & Envrntl. Center seeks assistance with the review of its current employee handbook.

Mission: The mission of Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center is to improve the community and environment through sustainable farming practices.

Matter No.: 31-095.3

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Client: New Jersey Library Association

County: Mercer, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Jersey Library Association requests assistance with the review of "NJLA Guidelines for Developing a Local Public Library Personnel Manual" to guide public libraries in the development of local personnel policy handbooks for library employees.

Mission: New Jersey Library Association (www.njla.org) promotes library services for the residents of New Jersey.

Matter No.: 29-062.3

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Client: 4CS of Passaic County, Inc.

County: Passaic, NJ

Legal Work Required: 4CS of Passaic County, Inc. requests assistance with the review of its Employee Handbook.

Mission: 4CS of Passaic County, Inc. (www.4cspassaic.org) serves as the childcare resource and referral agency of Passaic County providing information about high quality childcare, strengthening families, educating individuals interested in the childcare field through its vocational school, and managing the childcare subsidy program for the region for the State of New Jersey's Division of Family Development as well as the family child care program for the Office of Licensing (Department of Children and Families).

Matter No.: 35-208.2

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Client: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School requests assistance with a review of Organization's personnel policies.

Mission: Mamaroneck Community Nursery School (www.mcnschool.org) uses productive play as a vehicle for learning, help children grow as individuals and community members in a safe, caring and challenging environment.

Matter No.: 23-163.9

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Client: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester seeks assistance with necessary documentation for employees under the age of 18.

Mission: Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (www.bgcnw.org) inspires and enables all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Matter No.: 35-151.2

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Client: TOUCH - Together Our Unity Can Heal

County: Rockland, NY

Legal Work Required: TOUCH - Together Our Unity Can Heal seeks assistance with the review of its current employee handbook.

Mission: TOUCH - Together Our Unity Can Heal provides humane and holistic services to persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Matter No.: 33-049.4

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Client: New Westchester Symphony Orchestra

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: New Westchester Symphony Orchestra seeks assistance with drafting an employee handbook.

Mission: New Westchester Symphony Orchestra (www.newsymphony.org) offers amateur instrumental musicians in and around Westchester County an opportunity to build musicianship in a supportive, non-competitive setting while practicing and performing significant orchestral and ensemble works.

Matter No.: 35-223.1

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Client: Boys & Girls Club of SECT

County: New London, CT

Legal Work Required: Boys & Girls Club of SECT requests assistance with review and revision of employee handbook.

Mission: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of SECT is to inspire, assist and enable young people from all circumstances to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, caring and involved citizens.

Matter No.: 08-216.2

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Client: Central Connecticut Health District

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Central Connecticut Health District requests assistance with developing a policy and form for employee background checks.

Mission: The Central Connecticut Health District (www.ccthd.org) is committed to improving the quality of life in our communities through prevention of disease and injury, fostering of a healthy environment, and promotion of the health of our residents.

Matter No.: 08-572.6

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Environmental/Land Use

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HIPAA

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Immigration

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Incorporation/Tax Exemption

Client: Philip's Education Partners

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Philip's Education Partners requests assistance applying for tax exempt status for a subsidiary which will operate a charter school.

Mission: Philip's Education Partners (www.philipsed.org)supports the education of urban youth and provides resources to institutions dedicated to helping urban youth to develop the intellectual competence and values necessary to live productive lives filled with options and choice.

Matter No.: 35-126.3

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Insurance and Risk Management

Client: National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton, Inc.

County: Mercer, NJ

Legal Work Required: National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton, Inc. requests advice about liability for accidents when employees are driving their own vehicles.

Mission: National Junior Tennis & Learning of Trenton, Inc. (www.njtloftrenton.org)strengthens the character and enhances the lives of youths by providing opportunities and instruction in nutrition, education, and tennis.

Matter No.: 35-108.4

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Intellectual Property

Client: Ron Foley Foundation

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Ron Foley Foundation requests assistance with protection of logo for Organization and for an event.

Mission: Ron Foley Foundation works to raise money to fund research to contribute to early detection, treatment, cure and prevention of pancreatic cancer and the alleviation of human suffering caused by diseases of the pancreas.

Matter No.: 08-632.2

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Client: Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc.

County: Atlantic, NJ

Legal Work Required: Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc. requests assistance with trademark registration for its name and logo.

Mission: Sea Turtle Recovery, Inc. (www.seaturtlerecovery.org) is dedicated to the rehabilitation, preservation, and conservation of sea turtles.

Matter No.: 36-020.1

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Client: The Hispanic Health Council

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Hispanic Health Council requests assistance with IP protection of set of educational publications ("fotonovelas") developed by Organization in conjunction with UConn.

Mission: The Hispanic Health Council (www.hispanichealth.org)works to improve the health and social well being of Latinos and other diverse communities.

Matter No.: 08-444.6

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Client: Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum requests assistance with IP protection of logo for Organization's new, affiliated for-profit social enterprise.

Mission: The mission of Connecticut Puerto Rican Forum (www.ctprf.org) is to advance the social and economic conditions of the community at large, with emphasis on Hispanics, through education, training, supportive services, leadership development and advocacy.

Matter No.: 08-343.3

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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: Wintonbury Land Trust

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Wintonbury Land Trust requests assistance with purchase of parcel of land in Bloomfield.

Mission: Wintonbury Land Trust (www.WINTONBURYLANDTRUST.org)promotes the preservation, improvement, protection, and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of the community.

Matter No.: 08-643.1

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Tax

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Trust and Estates

Client: The Discovery Museum, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: The Discovery Museum seeks assistance with revising a restriction on an endowment fund.

Mission: The Discovery Museum (www.discoverymuseum.org). located in Bridgeport, CT, functions both a tourist attraction featuring science and space science exhibits and as an education center promoting a lifetme love of science, technology, engineeringt and mathematics (STEM). Through its exhibits, it enhances public understanding of science and technology by providing fun, instructive experiences that encourage participant interaction.

Matter No.: 36-003.1

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