Clinics

Business Transactions Clinic - Representative Matters


The following are examples of the Business Transactions Clinic’s work in past semesters:

  • For a community sailing organization that provides after-school training programs for high school students, reviewed and revised membership agreement templates.
  • For an NYU student-run social impact investment fund, advised regarding fund formation, conducted due diligence on potential investment targets and advised on investment documentation.
  • For a social enterprise that publishes a magazine focused on environmental issues, advised regarding compliance with corporate and securities laws in connection with entity formation and equity issuances.
  • For a nonprofit chamber of commerce, established an affiliated public charity, drafted its organizational documents, advised regarding its corporate governance, and drafted a cost- sharing agreement between the two entities.
  • For a nonprofit venture philanthropy organization dedicated to supporting local news organizations nationwide, advised regarding grants to those organizations and drafted a conflict of interest policy.
  • For a nonprofit entity that develops financing solutions for green energy projects, drafted an administration agreement to govern the relationship between the entity and the City of New York with respect to a new commercial clean energy financing program.
  • For a nonprofit news organization committed to improving children’s education in the US, drafted a term sheet and memorandum of understanding governing an acquisition by the client of another nonprofit news organization’s assets, and drafted an agreement template to use with event sponsors in compliance with applicable tax rules and regulations.
  • For an unincorporated nonprofit association building a web-based platform designed to enable people who are homeless or in poverty to find and rate social services across New York City, drafted a volunteer agreement and bill of rights for use with volunteers, and terms of use and a privacy policy for the association’s websites.
  • For a for-profit creative agency that helps academic and research institutions to make knowledge more accessible to the public through digital-first experiences, drafted templates for client service agreements and standard employment terms, and provided counsel and drafted documents relating to formation of a public benefit corporation.
  • For various nonprofit organizations with operations in multiple countries, drafted related-party agreements with their affiliates in those countries.
  • For a nonprofit network of after-school programs for K-12 students, advised regarding data security measures for students’ personally identifiable information and academic records.
  • For a nonprofit theater company, drafted forms of agreements to be used with actors and set designers, and drafted a collaboration agreement with a playwright and co-director.
  • For a nonprofit incubator, drafted forms of agreements to be used with program participants and employees.
  • For a for-profit social enterprise that produces candles and donates a portion of the proceeds to charity, drafted forms of agreements to be used with retailers and customers, drafted an agreement to govern a commercial co-venture with a nonprofit organization in compliance with applicable tax and charitable solicitation laws, and negotiated commercial leases for production spaces.
  • For a nonprofit civil rights organization, drafted an agreement which governs the sharing of employees and costs with a related organization, and advised on revisions to director election procedures and other corporate governance policies to prevent hostile takeovers by politically opposed groups.
  • For several for-profit startups with social missions, drafted financing documents for seed round fundraising, including convertible promissory notes, and advised regarding securities law compliance.
  • For a for-profit company developing an app to fight hunger and eliminate wasted food, advised regarding compliance with New York charitable solicitation laws, drafted collaboration agreements with restaurants and charities and revised website terms of use.
  • For a nonprofit advisory firm that collaborates with governments, funders, and social service providers on social impact bonds, advised on structuring a proposed transaction.
  • For a for-profit education consulting company and for a nonprofit media organization, advised on proposed acquisitions of for-profit companies, including drafting an acquisition term sheet and non-disclosure agreements and conducting due diligence.
  • For a nonprofit organization providing tutoring services in public school, drafted a contract with a school and a template for additional schools.
  • For an organization providing services to women seeking career advancement, drafted an agreement with an agency of the City of New York to provide training sessions.
  • For NYU School of Law, drafted a series of agreements and memoranda of understanding to structure a proposed student organization.
  • For a nonprofit organization working to bring music and art to children in underserved and marginalized communities, drafted liability waivers, advised regarding corporate structure involving an associated for-profit entity, and prepared various organizational and governance documents.
  • For a nonprofit performing arts institution, drafted lease agreement templates for event space rentals, advised regarding contractual rights and obligations in connection with event cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and drafted agreements relating to a fellowship program for artists in residence.
  • For several for-profit unincorporated associations and sole proprietorships with social missions, provided legal advice regarding the formation of business entities and related startup matters, including B Corp Certification and equity incentives.
  • For a benefit corporation that produces and sells compostable and biodegradable bags, prepared an offering statement in connection with equity crowdfunding, facilitated reincorporation in another state, and drafted contracts with various service providers.
  • For a nonprofit organization that protects vulnerable populations by supporting designers, researchers, and developers, drafted a service agreement template to use with the organization’s customers, advised regarding possible reincorporation in another state, advised regarding worker classification, and drafted agreement templates to use with various employees and service providers.
  • For a nonprofit organization that trains and coaches young immigrants to develop career skills, advised regarding a software development project and a corporate restructuring involving a for-profit subsidiary.
  • For a for-profit video streaming service that promotes content by diverse filmmakers, drafted a content licensing agreement template.
  • For a for-profit immersive theater company that aims to provide free interactive experiences for local children, drafted a service agreement template to use with the organization’s paying customers.
  • For benefit corporation that produces cosmetics using environmentally sustainable ingredients and production practices, advised regarding various fundraising options, and drafted and reviewed promissory notes, security agreements, and other related legal documents.