November 03, 2016
Weil Litigation counsel Jonathan Bloom and Litigation associate Jessica Falk are being honored by the Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY) and will receive the Cornerstone Award for distinguished service. LANY is a provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations that strive to improve the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods.
Mr. Bloom and Ms. Falk recently represented LANY in its efforts to obtain records from the New York City Department of Finance related to the Department’s construction of the New York state property tax exemption for charitable organizations. After the Department failed to provide records that were responsive to LANY’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests, Weil filed an Article 78 petition on LANY’s behalf seeking a court order directing the release of the records. Ultimately, after reviewing Weil’s petition, the Department produced records that were responsive to LANY’s requests and agreed to pay our client’s attorneys’ fees.