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Sean Delany

Sean Delany

Lawyers Alliance for New York
Executive Director
New York, NY, USA


Sean Delany is the Executive Director at Lawyers Alliance for New York, Inc., the leading provider of pro bono business legal services to community development organizations and other nonprofit groups in New York City.  Through a staff of in-house attorneys who are specialists in nonprofit law and a corps of more than 1400 volunteer lawyers from more than 100 leading law firms and corporations, the Lawyers Alliance provides business legal services each year to more than 600 community-based organizations. From 1997 to 1999 Mr. Delany served as the Legal Director of Lawyers Alliance.

Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, Mr. Delany served as the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of the Charities Bureau in the office of the Attorney General of the State of New York.  In 1996-97, Mr. Delany served as the President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO)

Mr. Delany is Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches the Business Law Transactions Clinic, teaching business lawyers to work with organizational clients by representing nonprofit organizations on transactional and corporate governance projects.

Mr. Delany serves on the Board of Advisors of the Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund, and as an Advisor on the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations. Mr. Delany serves as a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York.

From 2006-2008, Mr. Delany served on the Advisory Committee for Tax Exempt and Government Entities, a group that advises the Internal Revenue Service on issues involving tax-exempt organizations. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Delany also served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Bronxworks, Inc., a settlement house serving residents of the Bronx.

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