Small Business/NonProfit (LawWorks)
Philadelphia LawWorks is the community economic development project of Philadelphia VIP. LawWorks supports Philadelphia VIP’s mission by providing legal assistance to Philadelphia’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations. We help to strengthen the backbone of our neighborhoods, stimulate commerce, and bring business services directly to neighborhood residents. We serve nonprofit organizations that provide essential resources for many people living on society’s margins, and make invaluable contributions to the City’s overall well-being.
LawWorks refers eligible nonprofit organizations and small businesses to lawyers who have agreed to provide pro bono legal services. We also partner with nonprofit organizations and small business incubators to provide one-on-one legal clinics to answer urgent legal questions.
In addition to referring cases to volunteer attorneys for direct representation and civil cases, VIP helps to organize legal clinics where volunteer attorneys and law students can provide short-term legal assistance, advice, and education to clients in the community. Legal clinics help provide limited legal services and assistance to clients in their own neighborhoods. These limited representation programs are an innovative way to give clients the information they need to be aware of their legal rights and be familiar with the legal process. The VIP staff works closely with volunteer attorneys and law students to provide the structure and training necessary to ensure that they are qualified to help in the specific legal area covered by the legal clinic.
*Disclaimer: The information you provide to Philadelphia VIP is not intended to create, and does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. The information you provide is not protected by the attorney-client privilege and therefore should not contain any confidential information and should be for general information purposes only.
Accounting and Consulting Expertise
Philadelphia VIP has a partnership with EisnerAmper, a leading full-service accounting and business advisory firm with local experience and national resources. EisnerAmper works with enterprises as diverse as individuals, start-ups, middle-market businesses, public companies, family offices, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures. If you have a client that may need accounting or business advisory services, please consider utilizing EisnerAmper. Learn more at EisnerAmper.com.
Mercadien is pleased to support Philadelphia VIP and partner together to improve the community. Mercadien is a full-service professional services firm providing forensic accounting, litigation support, audit, tax, management consulting, technology, and wealth management solutions in a variety of industries and sectors. Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support professionals represent a diverse group of forensic accountants and business consultants with extensive experience providing legal counsel to their clients with financial and investigative insight and expertise in complex business disputes and other controversial matters. Learn more at Mercadien.com.