Non-Profits & Not-for-Profits

Non-Profits & Not-for-Profits

Selendy Gay Elsberg is committed to providing top-tier representation to non-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Our partners have extensive expertise representing non-profits and non-for-profits, and make it a priority to understand and respect for the missions, complexities, and challenges of the organizations we represent. Our partners have represented non-profits and not-for-profits in both public and private venues, gaining successful results through a high level of attention and nuanced understanding of our clients’ needs.

Our representative engagements include:

  • Securing a trial victory as co-counsel with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in a precedent-setting methylmercury pollution case under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • A major academic institution in a comprehensive compliance and security probe that ensured our client met their corporate insurance and security requirements in light of an alleged hate crime and breach of campus protocols.
  • Public service workers, members of the American Federation of Teachers union, in a settlement of a nationwide class action lawsuit with Navient, one of the nation’s largest student loan servicers, challenging Navient’s practices with respect to advising federal student loan borrowers on Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). We secured approval of a novel class settlement under which Navient agreed, among other things, to forgive the loans of all named plaintiffs, to enhance its practices for public service workers (teachers, nurses, Legal Aid workers, firemen and policemen, for example) and, in addition, to contribute millions to a nonprofit organization that provides education and student loan counseling to public service workers.
  • Vote Solar, a solar energy advocacy group, before the State of Utah Public Service Commission to determine the value of solar energy in the state’s net metering program. We also litigated against Rocky Mountain Power in its attempt to end net metering in Utah.
  • New Leaders for New Schools, in a wrongful termination, civil rights, and defamation action, obtaining a complete summary judgment victory.
  • A prominent cultural society in a matter regarding corporate governance and finance issues.
  • The boards of a prominent New York City synagogue and Jewish school in the investigation of Ezra Merkin and the Gabriel feeder fund, resulting in a revamp of the school board’s corporate governance. Merkin was head of the school’s investment committee and failed to disclose Gabriel as a feeder fund to Bernard Madoff.