Disaster Relief

Lawyers Alliance helps nonprofits provide critical social services and emergency funds to people affected by terrorism, natural disasters, and other tragedies.

We launched our Disaster Relief Initiative in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, to assist nonprofits affected by the disaster and those that were responding to it. In 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Lawyers Alliance represented and provided legal information to New York nonprofits assisting disaster victims. We helped nonprofits with disaster relief legal matters related to fundraising and grant-making, expansion and downsizing, real estate contingencies, and compliance with tax-exempt organizations law. In 2020 we stand ready to assist nonprofits again should the need arise.

Click here for Internal Revenue Service information, as of September 2017, for charities and contributors concerned about disaster relief.

We offer free downloadable copies of our disaster relief publications and news alerts:

When disaster strikes and New York nonprofits are victims or responders, Lawyers Alliance stands ready to provide immediate assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits keep pace with emerging
legal issues.

For more information:
Call (212) 219-1800

Lawyers Alliance is a member of the steering committee of CultureAID ("Culture Active in Disasters"), a response and recovery network committed to strengthening New York City's cultural community before, during, and after disasters. Read the CultureAID press release.