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Law firm launches non-profit practice

Duval & Stachenfeld LLP announced the launch of its Strategic Non-Profit Practice Group.

Bruce Stachenfeld
Bruce Stachenfeld

The group will combine the expertise of the Firm’s Non-Profit Group – Tax Group – Real Estate Group – and Business Reorganization Group – to provide mission-critical and strategic advice to non-profit organizations as they navigate this rapidly-changing sector.

The group will assist non-profit organizations on matters such as mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, downsizings, joint ventures, tax exemption investigations, marketing and fund-raising, and strategic planning.

In addition, the Firm will bring to bear its renowned real estate expertise by providing non-profit organizations with specialized advice on real estate transactions (including leasing, subleasing, selling or repositioning real estate assets).

The team will be led by:
• David Samuels, who chairs the Tax Exempt Organizations Practice Group at Duval & Stachenfeld. With 29 years of experience in the non-profit legal sector, the former Deputy Chief of the New York Attorney General’s Charities Bureau is recognized as one of the top non-profit lawyers in New York City.
• Stephen Land, who oversees the firm’s Tax Department and is scheduled to become next year’s Chair of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He is especially adept at helping non-profit organizations and associations establish tax-efficient structures, maximize income benefits and leverage real property tax exemptions.
• Bruce Stachenfeld, who is the firm’s founder and managing partner, and created the firm’s vaunted real estate practice. A real estate attorney by training, Mr. Stachenfeld is adept at providing strategic business advice, including assistance with branding, marketing, fund-raising and strategic planning.
• Kirk Brett, who chairs the Bankruptcy, Creditor’s Rights and Business Reorganizations Practice Group. Kirk guides clients through distressed situations with practical counsel and solutions.

Said Stachenfeld, “The non-profit world is changing dramatically. We formed this practice group to satisfy this client need.”

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