If you are having any difficulty using this website, please contact the Help Desk at Help@nullHofstra.edu or 516-463-7777 or Student Access Services at SAS@nullhofstra.edu or 516-463-7075. Please identify the webpage address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered and we will address the issue.

Community and Economic Development Clinic

Community and Economic Development Clinic

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

Students in the Community & Economic Development Clinic provide transactional (non-litigation) assistance to nonprofits and small businesses 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 businesses and nonprofits requiring start-up assistance and established entities that need help in connection with more complex issues.

The Clinic’s start-up work includes:

  • counseling concerning choice-of-entity decisions,
  • incorporation,
  • drafting corporate bylaws,
  • operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and founders’ agreements
  • applications for tax exemption
  • and drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts.

Our work for more established clients commonly involves:

  • corporate finance and securities law,
  • commercial leases and real estate transactions,
  • and employment law matters.

In addition, we work with some of our nonprofit clients as project counsel in support of their community-driven activities on the legal topics of greatest concern to low-income communities on Long Island:

  • housing,
  • jobs,
  • environmental issues,
  • and more.