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Stroock’s Small Business Legal Relief Alliance Wins Best Community Program at 2022 Managing Partners’ Forum Awards

NEW YORK, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stroock is pleased to announce that the firm’s Small Business Legal Relief Alliance has won the “Community Theme” award at the 2022 Managing Partners’ Forum Awards, which highlight excellence in the management of professional services firms. The “community theme” recognizes efforts that allow a company’s community to thrive.

Stroock launched the SBLRA in 2020 to provide frontline substantive legal advice to New Yorksmall businesses and nonprofits most directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A multi-organization alliance, the SBLRA draws on the insights of lawyers and finance professionals from more than 30 law firms, public interest legal services organizations and a major financial services firm . He provides expert consultation and other support to distressed entities and individuals in emergencies regarding matters such as but not limited to commercial lease disputes, bankruptcy, tax, employment, contracts and intellectual property rights.

“This recognition speaks to Stroock’s focus on providing legal assistance to underserved and underresourced communities. Public service has long been a hallmark of our firm’s commitment to community engagement, and we are proud to have provided quality business representation in these difficult times,” said Alain Klingerco-manager of Stroock.

“The peak of a national crisis is the most difficult time to effectively lead and mobilize teams,” said Kerry Cooperman, director of Stroock’s pro bono program, the Public Service Project. “But these times are also when vulnerable organizations and individuals most urgently need help. Our ability to work quickly and decisively is key to our service to the underserved, especially in times of crisis, and it is an honor to be recognized for these efforts.”

Stroock’s longstanding commitment to serving the public interest began with civic reform efforts spearheaded by the company’s founders more than a century ago. In 2001, Stroock launched the PSP – one of the first such practices to be led by a full-time volunteer partner – to provide a multidisciplinary approach to delivering comprehensive legal services focused on disaster recovery, collaborations innovative and underserved and underfunded services. communities.

SOURCE Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP