Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Chesler and John Lacey, Anderson Kill

Bob Chesler, a partner practicing at Anderson Kill’s Newark office, along with associate John Lacey, recently secured an important result for Pro Bono Partnership client Family Promise of Hunterdon County, Inc. (“Family Promise”). Family Promise strives to end homelessness by mobilizing the community to guide homeless families and individuals to self-sufficiency and permanent housing with…

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Legal Alert: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and New Mandatory New Jersey Poster

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. This new law amends the original Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was established as part of the CARES Act at the end of March. The PPP Flexibility Act makes it easier for recipients of  PPP loans to qualify for forgiveness of…

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Legal Alert: New York and Connecticut Issue New Requirements for Reopening Businesses After COVID-19 Shutdowns

Recently, both the New York and Connecticut state governments issued guidance on the requirements businesses must meet before reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns. The reopening plans are comprehensive and should be reviewed in full. New York You can find the New York requirements here: https://forward.ny.gov/ (you will have to scroll down the page to see all of…

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Legal Alert: Virtual Nonprofit Member Meetings Permitted During COVID-19

Governor Lamont issued an emergency Executive Order on Wednesday May 13, giving Connecticut nonprofits the authority to conduct member meetings, including annual meetings, by entirely remote means. This will permit Connecticut nonprofits to eliminate in-person members meetings, but only during the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, currently effective through September 9.  The Executive Order allows the…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Roberts, Shipman & Goodwin

Bill Roberts, Chair of the Privacy and Data Projection practice at Shipman & Goodwin, has been an active Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2009. We were thrilled to see that Bill, along with several other Pro Bono Partnership volunteers, was recently honored by the Hartford Business Journal in its annual 40 Under Forty awards, which recognizes…

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Legal Alert: COVID-19 Updates

This Legal Alert addresses topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic that are most relevant to nonprofits. In this rapidly-changing environment, please contact your local Pro Bono Partnership office for the most current information. Please also bookmark the Pro Bono Partnership COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources page for information we have published or compiled. Federal Law The $300 Above-the-Line Charitable Contribution Deduction Explained…

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