Brooklyn and Long Island Charitable, Religious and Educational Law Firm
Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP has over 115 years of experience representing charitable, religious, educational, and not-for-profit organizations. It routinely draws incorporation papers for charitable, religious (churches and other houses of worship) and not-for profit organizations, and charters for schools, along with by-laws and tax documents. It has developed a high proficiency in IRS applications for exempt status.
The Firm has a full working knowledge of the particular requirements of the New York Religious Corporation Law and the Not-for-Profit Corporations Law, as those laws peculiarly affects the governance of these entities, and the liability of their directors and trustees.
Education law is a traditional core practice for the Firm. The firm serves as general counsel to many educational institutions pertaining to grades N-12. In this capacity it addresses issues of corporate governance, student discipline, school policy, student safety, safe environment issues, labor matters, teacher handbooks, principal handbooks, administrative handbooks, union representation, collective bargaining issues, the application of disability laws to schools, and general human resource matters.
We assist religious, not-for-profit and charitable employers in every phase of structuring their employment and independent contracting relationships. The Firm’s labor practice is limited to religious, not-for-profit, and charitable entities.
The Firm assists these clients in union representation proceedings, including proceedings before the National labor Relations Board (NLRB), and the New York State Labor Board.