|Photograph by FamilyCook
Lawyers Alliance helps to promote preventative health, food security, healthy
aging, and making New York City a greener place.
Clients include senior centers, afterschool programs, food and agricultural
programs, parks and green spaces, educational organizations, nutrition and
exercise programs, and nonprofits advocating for legislation and policies
that eliminate health disparities and improve New Yorkers' lives.
brings people of all ages together around delicious, affordable
fresh food while positively impacting their health and
well-being. The organization approached Lawyers Alliance for
assistance related to its nonprofit structure, operations, and
active programs to encourage healthy living.
Pro bono counsel from Alston & Bird LLP reviewed and revised
FamilyCook's employment policies. Additionally, the Alston &
Bird team represented FamilyCook's Board and structured a new
license agreement with founder Lynn Fredericks and her company
in order to allow FamilyCook to continue to use Fredericks'
programs. The Alston & Bird attorneys addressed FamilyCook's
legal concerns, enabling the nonprofit to further its
programs and continue to reach its more than 100,000
"The employee handbook is perfect: easy for our employees to
understand, without jargon. The intellectual property and
licensing issue was potentially very delicate, and the team
navigated the issue beautifully, and with total transparency.
The end result is that the Board and I are both comfortable with
our agreement and FamilyCook can continue to run smoothly."