Riker Danzig gets an A in Pro Bono Work from the New Jersey Law Journal
Riker Danzig is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Law Journal "Top 20" has given the firm an "A" in the publication's annual survey of pro bono hours. Riker Danzig's Pro bono chairman Robert Gilson explains the firm's high marks through the policy of spreading pro bono work throughout the firm, especially to non-litigation groups. For example, the firm assisted a women's shelter in writing its employee handbook. Riker associate Chanta Howard is noted in the Top 20 review for her handling of a prisoner's rights matter.
Riker Danzig is a member of the Pro Bono Partnership, a tax-exempt public charity that provides a complete legal resource center for nonprofit organizations. The Partnership has had great success in teaming up law firms and in-house corporate counsel to work together in providing pro bono assistance to nonprofits in a number of practice areas, including corporate, tax, real estate, environmental and employment.
Among Riker Danzig's pro bono clients are:
Tikva Corp., a charity which provides an orphanage and schools for destitute Ukrainian Jews. Riker Danzig represented Tikva in its formation, securing its tax-exempt status as a U.S. public charity, and addressing special considerations related to funding overseas non-profit ventures, and continues to counsel it on corporate governance and compliance.
The New Jersey Industry, Science and Educational Consortium, which the firm represents regarding pre-dissolution liabilities.