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Our Real Estate Group closed a deal to purchase and renovate a 33,000-square-foot space in Paterson where the New Jersey Community Development Corporation would locate and grow a new charter school.


We joined with the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic to help persuade the New Jersey Supreme Court to require the state to keep siblings in out-of-home foster care placements together or to facilitate sibling visitation when this was not possible.


We launched the Hope for Veterans program with Legal Services of Northwest Jersey, Community Hope, and Merck to help veterans with an array of legal needs, including applying for disability benefits and restoring driver’s licenses.


Our Election Protection call center helped 7,300 determined voters figure out how to cast their ballots a week after Hurricane Sandy had knocked out power and destroyed polling places across the region.


We settled a case on behalf of residents of a “tent city” in Lakewood, securing a year of fully subsidized indoor housing for them.


We persuaded the New Jersey Supreme Court to issue a legal ethics opinion that cleared the way for increased pro bono representation of low-income bankruptcy petitioners by law firms that also represent common creditors of low-income people.


Our long-term advocacy with a coalition of civil rights and criminal justice organizations led to the abolition of juvenile solitary confinement in New Jersey.


We joined with Prudential to launch a monthly clinic to represent tenants facing eviction; this clinic is ongoing and has spawned broader tenant representation and systemic advocacy in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.


We submitted friend-of-the-court briefs in United States Supreme Court cases challenging partisan gerrymandering and seeking equal treatment for same-sex couples in the commercial marketplace.


We worked with the NYCLU to draft Teenagers, Health Care, and the Law: A Guide to Minors’ Rights in New York State, a leading legal resource for health professionals, social workers, teachers, and others who work with adolescents.


We won classwide protection for young immigrants who were being denied Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (a form of immigration relief) and were exposed to deportation under an unlawful government policy.


Our corporate lawyers worked with Start Small Think Big and Pro Bono Partnership to intake and represent hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits applying for loans from the Paycheck Protection Program to help them and their employees survive the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


We represented Black Lives Matter activists who were wrongly arrested for exercising their First Amendment rights during peaceful protests against police brutality and institutionalized racism.


We worked with the ACLU-NJ to organize a series of webinars to advise health care providers on how to practice safely and avoid unnecessary risks in offering abortion services to patients from states throughout the country.


The parties settled the ACLU’s six-year-old class action challenging the forcible separation of immigrant parents and children at the border, agreeing to terms we helped negotiate that will restrict family separation for eight years to come.


Following a federal trial we completed in 2023, we await a decision from the court about whether the constitution prohibits Florida from enforcing a ban on gender-affirming health care for adolescents and restrictions on such care for adults.