Cities, Parks, Libraries, Schools, Public Housing & Charities
Not-For-Profit Businesses & Organizations
Not-For-Profit organizations, in addition to helping millions of people worldwide, are great contributors to the American economy. They account for over 5% of the nation's GDP, and generate well over 12 million jobs. STEVEN IVY P.C. offers legal services to big and small not-for-profit organizations, locally and nationwide. We offer a wide scope of legal services, from business, real estate, to intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution. Our legal practice is flexible and efficient, a perfect match for cost-conscious businesses and organizations.
Counties & Municipalities
STEVEN IVY P.C. offers legal services to counties and municipalities. We counsel local and state authorities on property acquisition matters and provide legal guidance during land development projects. We formulate, prepare and implement various contractual agreements. The firm also assists local authorities with land use, boundary disputes, zoning issues, detachment matters, annexation and consolidation proceedings.
The firm represents school districts in sale and acquisition of real estate property, including tax division and exemption proceedings. STEVEN IVY P.C. is well versed in all matters pertaining to construction, or expansion, of educational facilities. We can assist school districts in construction planning, bidding process, costs assessments, contract negotiations, due diligence, including architectural agreements and compliance reviews.
Parks, Libraries & Special Districts
STEVEN IVY P.C. concentrates a significant portion of its practice on parks, libraries and special district law. Our law firm can resolve a wide range of special district issues, from employment law to collective bargaining, including tax levies and other institutional financing matters. We offer legal services to K-12 school districts, community colleges, sanitary districts and other specialized units of local government.
Fire & Police Districts
As with municipalities and school districts, STEVEN IVY P.C. offers its counsel on annexation and partition of fire districts. We offer support in other real estate matters, including development of new facilities and contract formation. Our ADR services, with its well structured mediation and arbitration practice, can be utilized to solve disputes involving dissolution of fire districts and compensation. We provide timely advice and assistance to chiefs and boards of trustees. The firm also offers creative business solutions, designed to help fire and police districts overcome various financial obstacles.
Airports represent a vital part of our infrastructure, continuously facing complex matters of security, urban development and financial management. Above all, developers and managers of airports must deal with the ever changing municipal, state and federal regulations, creating a plethora of legal issues. STEVEN IVY P.C. offers counsel designed to resolve various airport legal issues, including environmental concerns, expansion and development, condemnation via eminent domain, municipal noise ordinances, security, employment and collective bargaining. We can help with structuring and implementation of new employee policies, passenger policies, including formulation of new rates and charges. Our business practice can provide valuable help in complex airport financing related to daily operations and less common expansion projects. The firm can also assist our airport clients negotiate agreements with airlines and fixed-base operators.
Public Facilities & Housing
Public housing represents a significant portion of the local real estate development. On the federal level, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the public housing program. Locally, public housing is owned by public housing agencies (PHAs) and governed by a local board of commissioners. STEVEN IVY P.C. offers legal services designed to solve a wide range of public facilities and housing issues. Our services include: application and acquisition of not-for-profit status, local and state development approvals, acquisition of existing affordable housing, eminent domain issues, multifamily units acquisition and sale, low income tax credit application and use, tax exempt financing, HUD's HOPE VI funding for demolition and revitalization, issuance of municipal bonds,including various structured and traditional financial products. We can serve as general counsel or act in a consulting capacity.
Trade Associations & Professional Societies
The most common purpose behind formation of professional societies and trade associations is support and advancement of common trade or interests. The Center for Association Leadership estimates that there are close to 100,000 trade associations and professional societies in the Unites States alone. Since many trade associations are organized under Section 501(c)(6) of the tax code as tax-exempt entities, they face scrutiny from the Internal Revenue Services. They are also subject to state and federal antitrust laws, such as the Sherman Act, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Clayton Antitrust Act which has been amended several times over the years, first by the Robinson-Pitman Act, and then again by the Hart-Scott-Rodin Act. STEVEN IVY P.C. understands the challenges that trade associations and professional societies are facing on daily basis. We provide efficient legal counsel on issues of formation, taxation, contract, employment, management and real estate law. For further information on how our firm can assist professional societies and trade associations, contact our office. We are confident in our ability to help.
Public Charities & Private Foundations
Public charities and private foundations are lifelines for many vital social programs. Both charities and foundations are organized under the same legal code 501(c)(3), and both need expert help to guide them through the maze of financial and legal regulations that govern philanthropic organizations. STEVEN IVY P.C. specializes in counseling public charities and private foundations. We can assist with resolution of various financial and legal problems, including those related to contracts, dispute resolution, employment, taxation and real estate.