June 2, 2020
Nelson Mullins helped create and is participating in initiatives in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina to help small businesses and nonprofits weather the economic impact of COVID-19 through remote legal clinics.
Through the Small Business and Nonprofit Remote Legal Clinics, qualifying small businesses with 25 or fewer employees and nonprofit organizations can submit their legal questions using an online form. Pro bono lawyers with experience in that particular subject matter will then be matched with a small business to offer a free, 45-minute virtual legal consultation, helping small business owners and nonprofits navigate the CARES Act or answer questions related to employment, commercial leases, contract enforcement, insurance, tax, and insolvency/bankruptcy.
“In the current climate, small businesses and nonprofit groups are in need of our support. We have come together as law firms to provide our experience and guidance to these organizations, as well as to simply provide a sounding board for them,” said Taylor Daly, pro bono partner at Nelson Mullins.
Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) is a nonprofit working with law firms across the country to develop these small business legal advice clinics, which began in partnership with the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the City Bar Justice Center in New York City.
“During this pandemic, the needs of our community appear to be daunting. However, by joining forces with our colleagues at some of the finest firms in the world, we can make it less so for many. By lending our advice and experience to small business owners, we are also helping their families, their employees, and our communities. We are meeting our calling, gladly,” said Mark Raymond, managing partner of Nelson Mullins’ Miami office and clinic volunteer.
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