Non-Profits and Charities Needing Construction Law Services Turn To New Volunteer National Construction Lawyer Network

LAUDERDALE, FL — As charitable organizations work to improve inadequate facilities or build new ones, legal bills may hold them back from their mission. Building for Good, Inc. (B4G), a national, web-based platform linking nonprofits and charities with skilled, volunteer construction lawyers, launched this month in Massachusetts, Florida, New Jersey, and Minnesota.  B4G will help organizations in need of construction law assistance find qualified, local attorneys to provide pro bono construction law services.

A group of attorneys from the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law saw an untapped potential of expertise among the Forum attorneys wanting to give back to their communities.  There was no channel linking lawyers to those organizations.

“Building for Good will assist in bringing Florida nonprofits’ construction projects to fruition by connecting deserving organizations to pro bono construction law attorneys throughout the state,” said Chair of Becker’s national Construction Practice and B4G Founding Board Member Steven Lesser. “Many times these projects are long overdue and without proper guidance and funding, they simply won’t get done. B4G will help change that outcome.”

Charitable organizations in Florida with construction-related legal issues and a financial need can contact B4G for more information and eligibility requirements.

Kristen B. McDonough is the Program Director for Building for Good, where she is working to build relationships between the nonprofit and legal communities. Prior to joining Building for Good, Kristen worked as a litigation associate in a Boston law firm in their complex commercial litigation practice where she assisted in multi-state and multi-district litigation and representation of a large corporate client.

About Building for Good (B4G) Building for Good (B4G) works with nonprofits and charities with legal services aimed at the financial burden on a nonprofit trying to fulfill a goal. The organization knows that the need to expand or renovate a facility, though urgent, can be daunting when trying to figure out how to navigate the legal landscape. Their belief is that the  organization’s dollars can be better spent on mission delivery instead of attorney fees, and their missions is to serve these organizations as they serve their communities.