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Bankruptcy

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Bylaw Review

Client: Shoreline Trolley Museum, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Shoreline Trolley Museum requests assistance with a review of its Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Mission: Shoreline Trolley Museum (www.shorelinetrolley.org) shares with a diverse audience the story of the trolley and related forms of public transportation in their historical context.

Matter No.: 08-478.1

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Client: Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center requests a review and update of its bylaws.

Mission: Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center (www.myogrcc.org) promotes a sense of community by providing recreational, athletic, educational and social programs.

Matter No.: 33-157.8

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Client: Youth Theatre Interactions

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Youth Theatre Interactions seeks assistance with a review of bylaws.

Mission: The mission of Youth Theatre Interactions (www.youth-theatre.org) is to stimulate young minds to view and think intelligently about the world and to give creative expression to what they see around them.

Matter No.: 24-197.013

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Client: Stamford Counseling Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Stamford Counseling Center seeks assistance with a review of bylaws.

Mission: The Stamford Counseling Center Pro Bono Partnership (www.sccweb.org) is a community-based, nonprofit pastoral counseling agency offering top quality psychotherapy and human development services.

Matter No.: 21-061.8

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Client: Family & Children's Agency

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Family & Children's Agency seeks assistance with a review of bylaws.

Mission: Family & Children's Agency (www.familyandchildrensagency.org) strengthens families and individuals through foster and adoptive care, homecare, addiction services, mentoring programs and counseling services.

Matter No.: 98-077.108

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Client: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Churches of Greater Bridgeport seeks assistance with a review of bylaws.

Mission: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (ccgb.org) is a faith-based, non-sectarian organization serving the needs of at-risk and in crisis people and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area since 1945. The Council provides a variety of programs that serve all people throughout their lifespan, including reconciling youth in crisis with their families; shrinking the educational achievement gaps of inner-city elementary children; helping former offenders successfully re-enter society and avoid future incarceration; helping to feed the hungry; and tackling urgent social issues.

Matter No.: 34-105.2

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Client: H.O.P.E. For Ex-Offenders, Inc.

County: Bergen, NJ

Legal Work Required: H.O.P.E. For Ex-Offenders requests assistance with the review of its Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.

Mission: H.O.P.E. for Ex-Offenders, Inc. works to help ex-offender reestablish themselves as productive members of society and as providers for their family.

Matter No.: 34-132.1

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Contracts

Client: Be The Best Sport, Inc.

County: Nassau, NY

Legal Work Required: Be The Best Sport seeks assistance with the review of Video/Photo/Audio Consent Form.

Mission: Be The Best Sport (www.BeTheBestSport.org) creates and provides fun and exciting sports and recreation programs for children with special needs ages 18 and younger; such programs will offer recreational sports for the children and their families.

Matter No.: 34-111.1

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Client: Be The Best Sport, Inc.

County: Nassau, NY

Legal Work Required: Be The Best Sport seeks assistance with the review of Waiver and Release Form for program participants.

Mission: Be The Best Sport (www.BeTheBestSport.org) creates and provides fun and exciting sports and recreation programs for children with special needs ages 18 and younger; such programs will offer recreational sports for the children and their families.

Matter No.: 34-111.2

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Client: Sexual Assault Crisis & Education Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Sexual Assault Crisis & Education Center requests review of a waiver for an upcoming walkathon.

Mission: Sexual Assault Crisis and Education Center (www.theceter-ct.org) provides counseling and support services to victims of sexual assault, and works toward the elimination of sexual violence through community wide educational programs.

Matter No.: 98-035.7

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Client: New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders

County: Somerset, NJ

Legal Work Required: New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders requests assistance with the review of a fundraising and development contract.

Mission: New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (www.njcts.org) provides support and advocacy for families with Tourette Syndrome, and supports research for better treatments and a cure.

Matter No.: 33-112.010

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Client: Preferred Family of Services

County: Ocean, NJ

Legal Work Required: Preferred Family of Services of New Jersey requests assistance with the review of a contract.

Mission: Preferred Family of Services, doing business as Preferred Behavioral Health Group (www.preferredbehavioral.org), is a community mental health agency whose mission is to provide quality care to those in need.

Matter No.: 33-184.3

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Client: Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: Connecticut Assosciation of Nonprofits seeks assistance with developing standard contracts which Organization can use with its endorsed (preferred) vendors. Project includes providing counsel regarding vetting/selection process.

Mission: Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (www.ctnonprofits.org) supports and strengthens nonprofit organizations in building and sustaining healthy communities in Connecticut.

Matter No.: 08-039.010

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Client: Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association seeks assistance with a review of waiver and application forms used in connection with the Organization's travel service/vaccination program.

Mission: The mission of the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (www.ridgefieldvna.org) is to provide remarkable home health care, foster community-based wellness and promote public health and safety in the Greater Ridgefield community.

Matter No.: 26-053.016

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Corporate

Client: Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids requests assistance with how to structure an already formed affiliated nonprofit and drafting a shared services agreement between the two nonprofits.

Mission: Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids (www.bricknewark.org) challenges and supports students to reach a high level of academic achievement and exceed state and national academic achievement standards.

Matter No.: 29-184.9

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Client: O Positive Festival

County: Ulster, NY

Legal Work Required: O Positive Festival, a nonprofit incorporated in Delaware, seeks advice regarding the creation of affiliate organizations.

Mission: The O Positive Festival (www.opositivefestival.org) is a celebration of art and music that creates a bridge to access health care for artists. O Positive fosters complete physical, mental and social well-being by connecting artists directly with a coalition of health care providers and health resources, in a shared vision to nurture the individual and the community.

Matter No.: 32-093.011

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Client: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford requests assistance with conducting research regarding feasibility of Organization's microbusiness proposal.

Mission: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. (www.arcmw.org)works to assist and advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential and become contributing members of their community.

Matter No.: 08-551.2

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Client: HiTops Inc.

County: Mercer, NJ

Legal Work Required: HiTops Inc. requests assistance in reviewing the terms of an endowment and its investment policy statement for its endowment fund.

Mission: The mission of Health-Interested Teens' Own Program on Sexuality (HiTOPS, Inc.) (www.hitops.org) is to promote improving adolescent decision-making concerning sexual health.

Matter No.: 34-140-1

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Client: International Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: International Institute of Connecticut seeks assistance with structuring a new social enterprise program.

Mission: The International Institute of Connecticut (www.iiconn.org)www.iiconn.org) is a non-sectarian social service agency assisting immigrants, refugees and their families.

Matter No.: 98-022.011

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Client: Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy

County: New York, NY

Legal Work Required: Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy assistance with protection against potential liability for sponsoring a therapist traveling abroad to provide training.

Mission: The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (www.icpnyc.org) provides low cost psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups.

Matter No.: 99-049.062

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Client: Protestant Community Centers

County: Essex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Protestant Community Centers requests assistance with dissolution of the organization.

Mission: Protestant Community Centers (www.pcci-sceep.org) provides programs designed to broaden and enrich the lives of the disadvantaged children and families of Newark.

Matter No.: 34-056.1

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Client: North Central Area Agency on Aging, Inc.

County: Hartford, CT

Legal Work Required: North Central Area Agency on Aging requests assistance to Connecticut's five Area Agencies on Aging with determining the best structure from which to contract as a group with certain state-wide founders, including engaging in collaborative grant writing.

Mission: North Central Area Agency on Aging (www.ncaaact.org) works to enhance the quality of life for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers in the North Central CT region by ensuring that they have access to quality and cost effective services.

Matter No.: 08-462.9

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Corporate Governance/Compliance

Client: Songs of Love Foundation

County: Queens, NY

Legal Work Required: Songs of Love Foundation requests assistance with New Jersey fund raising requirements.

Mission: Songs of Love Foundation (www.songsoflove.org) provides free personalized songs for seriously ill children and teens.

Matter No.: 34-180.1

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Client: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine

County: Ocean, NJ

Legal Work Required: Coastal Volunteers in Medicine requests assistance with the application of New Jersey Department of Health regulations to its operations. The client seeks guidance on (i) whether the NJ Department of Health has jurisdiction over its operations given its organizational structure and its method of providing patient care services and (ii) whether it must be licensed as an Ambulatory Care Facility if it provides services for more than eight hours per week.

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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Corporate Merger

Client: Bloomsbury Rescue Squad

County: Hunterdon, NJ

Legal Work Required: Bloomsbury Rescue Squad requests assistance merging with another nonprofit.

Mission: Bloomsbury Rescue Squad provides BLS ambulance services and rescue services.

Matter No.: 34-162.1

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Client: The Great Swamp Watershed Association

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Great Swamp Watershed Association requests assistance with a possible merger with or asset acquisition from another nonprofit.

Mission: The Great Swamp Watershed Association (www.greatswamp.org) is dedicated to protecting and improving water resources in Morris and Somerset Counties by monitoring local streams, advocating for intelligent land use, and educating communities about water quality and quantity and their effect on the health and natural beauty of the local environment.

Matter No.: 33-026.13

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E-Commerce/Internet

Client: Therapy Dogs International

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: Therapy Dogs International requests assistance regarding a competitor using data on TDI's website to solicit its evaluators.

Mission: Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.org) provides instruction, testing, and registration of dogs and their handlers for therapeutic service in hospitals and nursing homes.

Matter No.: 22-161.16

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Client: National Alliance of Research Associates Programs

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: NARAP requests assistance with drafting a terms of use and privacy policy for its website.

Mission: The National Alliance of Research Associates Program (www.raprogram.org) brings pre-health professional students into the emergency department to facilitate clinical research, particularly on facilitating primary health care screenings among patients and visitors.

Matter No.: 32-143.4

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Education/Workshops

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Employment/Labor/Employee Benefits

Client: Yes She Can Incorporated

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Yes She Can Incorporated seeks advice on how to classify the organizations workers: as interns, trainees, volunteers and/or employees.

Mission: Yes She Can will create employment opportunities, enable job skill development and experience for young women on the autism spectrum.

Matter No.: 33-163.3

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Client: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut requests assistance with drafting Affirmative Action Plan (required in relation to proposed contract with state agency).

Mission: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut (www.autismconnecticut.org) works to help families walk the daily journey of autism and to promote lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully included and participating members of their communities.

Matter No.: 08-552.3

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Client: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Westchester

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Westchester requests a review of a volunteer application form.

Mission: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Westchester is the local affiliate of NAMI (www.nami.org), the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases, through advocacy, research, support, and education.

Matter No.: 26-191.010

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Client: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport seeks assistance with a review its job descriptions.

Mission: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (www.ccgb.org) is a non-sectarian organization serving the needs of at-risk and in crisis people and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area since 1945. The Council provides a variety of programs that serve all people throughout their lifespan.

Matter No.: 34-105.3

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Client: Stamford Counseling Center

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: Stamford Counseling Center seeks assistance with preparing an employment manual.

Mission: The Stamford Counseling Center (www.sccweb.org)(www.sccweb.org) is a community-based, nonprofit pastoral counseling agency offering top quality psychotherapy and human development services.

Matter No.: 21-061.9

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Client: Volunteer New York!

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Volunteer New York! seeks assistance with drafting a volunteer handbook.

Mission: Volunteer New York! (www.volunteernewyork.org)is dedicated to being the center for volunteerism in Westchester and Putnam Counties by advocating, recognizing and supporting volunteering and matching volunteers of all ages with service opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our community.

Matter No.: 99-054.054

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Client: Home for Good Dog Rescue, Inc.

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Home for Good Dog Rescue requests assistance with drafting its first employee handbook.

Mission: Home for Good Dog Rescue, Inc. (www.homeforgooddogs.org)rescues, nurtures, and places for fostering or adoption dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds from high-kill shelters into loving homes.

Matter No.: 34-150.3

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Client: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc.

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford requests assistance with reviewing and revising the employee handbook

Mission: Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, Inc. (www.arcmw.org)(www.arcmw.org) works to assist and advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential and become contributing members of their community.

Matter No.: 08-551.1

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Client: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, Inc

County: Fairfield, CT

Legal Work Required: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport seeks assistance with a review of personnel policies and job descriptions.

Mission: The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (www.ccgb.org)(www.ccgb.org) is a faith-based, non-sectarian organization serving the needs of at-risk and in crisis people and families in the Greater Bridgeport Area since 1945. The Council provides a variety of programs that serve all people throughout their lifespan, including reconciling youth in crisis with their families; shrinking the educational achievement gaps of inner-city elementary children; helping former offenders successfully re-enter society and avoid future incarceration; helping to feed the hungry; and tackling urgent social issues.

Matter No.: 34-105.1

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Client: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center, Inc.

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center requests assistance with an unemployment compensation matter.

Mission: Elizabethport Presbyterian Center (www.eportcenter.org) provides youth and senior social services, childcare, job training, and reentry programs for the Elizabethport community.

Matter No.: 30-110.6

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Client: Allies in Caring

County: Atlantic, NJ

Legal Work Required: Allies in Caring requests assistance in reviewing a contract pursuant to which it will make its therapist employees available to other organizations that provide therapy services to individuals.

Mission: Allies in Caring is a multi-cultural organization that provides counseling, education and advocacy to English, Spanish, and sign language users

Matter No.: 33-160.3

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Client: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut

County: New Haven, CT

Legal Work Required: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut requests assistance with drafting employment manual.

Mission: Autism Services & Resources Connecticut (www.autismconnecticut.org) works to help families walk the daily journey of autism and to promote lifelong access to opportunities for persons on the autism spectrum with the goal of being fully included and participating members of their communities.

Matter No.: 08-552.1

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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: Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library

County: Union, NJ

Legal Work Required: Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library requests assistance with reinstating the organization's tax-exempt status, including necessary amendments to its certificate of incorporation and bylaws.

Mission: The mission of Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library (www.springfieldpubliclibrary.com) is to raise money through fundraising events and collection of membership dues yearly to provide programs, materials and services for the patrons of the library.

Matter No.: 21-021.38

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Insurance and Risk Management

Client: United Way of Northern New Jersey

County: Morris, NJ

Legal Work Required: The United Way of Northern NJ has requested assistance with review of its agency funding agreements, specifically related to liability and insurance issues.

Mission: United Way of Northern New Jersey (www.unitedwaynnj.org) mobilizes resources to improve the quality of life for people who live and work in Morris, North Essex, Somerset, Sussex and Warren Counties.

Matter No.: 21-021.38

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Intellectual Property

Client: Foster & Adoptive Family Services Foundation

County: Middlesex, NJ

Legal Work Required: Foster & Adoptive Family Services Foundation has requested assistance with filing a trademark registration to protect its Foundation's logo.

Mission: Foster and Adoptive Family Services (www.fafsonline.org) provides training and support to foster and adoptive families throughout New Jersey.

Matter No.: 30.088.2

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Client: IDEA (The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness)

County: Warren, NJ

Legal Work Required: IDEA [The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness] requests assistance with respect to the organization's rights in two trademarks that are being used by unrelated parties.

Mission: IDEA (The Institute for the Development of Earth Awareness) (www.ideaevolution.org) synthesizes human, animal and environmental issues by taking a whole-systems approach to the world with the development of new paradigms in bioethics and system-based solutions at the intersection of these three issues.

Matter No.: 33-120.4

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Client: HiTOPS Inc.

County: Mercer, NJ

Legal Work Required: HiTops, Inc. requests assistance in determining the ownership of an educational program developed with state funding.

Mission: The mission of Health-Interested Teens' Own Program on Sexuality (HiTOPS, Inc.) (www.hitops.org) is to promote improving adolescent decision-making concerning sexual health.

Matter No.: 34-140.2

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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: Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition

County: Putnam, NY

Legal Work Required: TOSCAC requests advice on obtaining a certificate of occupancy for limited/interim use under NYS building and fire codes.

Mission: The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition promotes and raises funds for the development and effective management of an affordable and accessible performance venue, providing the area's citizens with opportunities to participate and enjoy a range of cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and cultural community events.

Matter No.: 32-169.4

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Tax

Client: Educate America Right Now

County: Westchester, NY

Legal Work Required: Educate America Right Now seeks assistance with the structure and design of a scholarship program.

Mission: Educate America Right Now (www.educateamericarightnow.org) provides financial and skills support to adults seeking their first college-level degree.

Matter No.: 34-089.3

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Client: The Shrewsbury Chorale

County: Monmouth, NJ

Legal Work Required: The Shrewsbury Chorale requests advice with respect to structuring contributions to the organization so that they qualify as public support under IRS regulations.

Mission: The Shrewsbury Chorale (www.shrewsburychorale.org) presents the highest quality performances of diverse choral music to the entire community, including those unable to attend public concerts, and to develop its members' talents by providing a challenging musical environment.

Matter No.: 34-158.1

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Trust and Estates

Client: Lymphatic Research Foundation

County: Nassau, NY

Legal Work Required: Lymphatic Research Foundation requests advice regarding the terms of a bequest.

Mission: Lymphatic Research Foundation (www.lymphaticresearch.org) fosters an inter-disciplinary field of research that provides health benefits to all individuals, and in particular leads to therapeutic advances and a cure for lymphatic disease, lymphedema, and related disorders.

Matter No.: 24-137.034

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