Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
The City Bar Justice Center’s Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) launched an initiative offering free remote legal consultations to help small businesses navigate challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more.
Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project
The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) of the City Bar Justice Center provides low- to moderate-income micro-entrepreneurs with the legal services necessary to start their businesses on sound legal footing.
NELP’s volunteer attorneys guide clients through such matters as incorporation and tax issues, contracts and agreements, commercial lease negotiations, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Volunteer attorneys also offer presentations and legal clinics at community-based organizations on issues of concern to micro-entrepreneurs.
To date, NELP has partnered with more than 100 law firms, 25 corporate legal departments, and 30 community-based organizations to assist more than 14,000 clients through the provision of brief services, direct representation, legal clinics, and community presentations.
Akira Arroyo directs NELP.
To get help from the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, call 212.382.6633 or email email@example.com.
Small Business Legal Clinics – NELP’s legal clinics provide microentrepreneurs with the opportunity to speak one-on-one with an attorney regarding their small business legal issues. Frequently discussed topics include: business structure, incorporation, contracts and agreements, commercial leasing, and intellectual property protection. In order to attend, you must register in advance.
Presentations – NELP’s volunteer attorneys give presentations on small business legal issues at local community development organizations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
To see all upcoming NELP events , view this page.
The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) is hosting a virtual legal clinic for micro-entrepreneurs. It’s an opportunity to receive FREE legal advice on business-related matters from volunteer attorneys during a 45-minute consultation. Registration is required. Click here to register.
The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), in partnership with the Brooklyn Library’s Business & Career Services Center and the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center, is hosting a webinar on business entity formation on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 4:00pm. The webinar will focus on the advantages and liabilities of different forms of business structures.
To register for the event, click here.
The Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), in partnership with the Queens Economic Development Corporation, is hosting a virtual legal clinic for micro-entrepreneurs. It’s an opportunity to receive FREE legal advice during a 45-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney on matters relating to business entity formation and governance. Registration is required. Click here to register.
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