Community and Economic Development Clinic

Community and Economic Development Clinic

Professor Michael Haber, Attorney-in-Charge
Maximum Enrollment: 8 Students

Students in the Community and Economic Development Clinic provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofits, community-based organizations and microenterprises in low-income communities in and around Nassau County, with a preference for clients that contribute to social and economic justice.

Clients include newly forming organizations requiring startup assistance and more established entities that need help in connection with the more complex issues arising from organizational success and growth.

The Clinic’s work includes:

  • counseling concerning choice-of-entity decisions,
  • incorporation,
  • application for recognition of tax-exempt status,
  • drafting/review of contracts,
  • zoning matters,
  • negotiations,
  • support for community organizing,
  • legal research,
  • community education,
  • support for legislative advocacy efforts, and
  • other needs of our clients.

Students also examine the special ethical issues that are present in group and entity representation.