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Lawyers Alliance for New York Honors Alan M. Klinger with a Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Excellence

Lawyers Alliance for New York Honors
Alan M. Klinger
with a Cornerstone Award for
Pro Bono Excellence

New York, NY, December 14, 2007 – Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced today that Alan M. Klinger, Stroock’s co-managing partner, was presented with a Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Excellence at the Annual Lawyers Alliance for New York reception last night in New York City.

The Cornerstone Awards honor outstanding pro bono service to New York nonprofit organizations by members of New York’s legal community. Lawyers Alliance recognized several individuals,  institutions and law firms. Mr. Klinger was selected for offering his legal service to Partnership with Children, Inc.

Since 1993, Mr. Klinger has served as volunteer general counsel to Partnership with Children, a nonprofit organization that provides early intervention, preventive services and counseling to at-risk youth in New York City. Mr. Klinger and Stroock assist with personnel issues, liability issues, real estate matters, subpoenas related to casework and corporate governance issues. In addition, Mr. Klinger has served on the board of Partnership with Children since 1999.

“Alan leads by example with his pro bono contributions,” said Stuart Coleman, Stroock’s co-managing partner. “This is a prime example of the type of work being done by Stroock’s Public Service Project and our firm’s ongoing commitment to pro bono advocacy.”

Lawyers Alliance for New York is a leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. Its network of pro bono lawyers from law firms and corporations and staff of experienced attorneys work together, delivering expert corporate, tax, real estate, employment, and other legal services to community organizations. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, they help nonprofits to develop affordable housing, stimulate economic development, and operate vital programs for children and young people, the elderly, recent immigrants and other low-income New Yorkers. Each year, the 14 staff attorneys at Lawyers Alliance and more than 900 volunteers serve 500 clients on more than 800 legal matters.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and venture capital firms in the U.S. and abroad.  Stroock’s emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation’s leading law firms for over 130 years. Stroock’s practice areas include: capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity/venture capital, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy, infrastructure and project finance, entertainment, environmental, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock’s website at www.stroock.com.

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