Patricia is a Staff Attorney in the Capacity Building practice, where she supports community-based organizations and coalitions by providing transactional services to worker cooperatives, nonprofits, and small businesses, as well as providing support in policy development and community education efforts.
Legislative Advocacy TakeRoot supports the legislative platform of the USBnyc Coalition, particularly the current campaign to pass Commercial Rent Stabilization (Intro 1796-2019). Below are the past results of the Coalition’s work: Commercial Tenant Harassment Law: The Commercial Tenant Harassment Law in New
FAQ for Immigrant-Owned Worker Cooperatives on Federal Funding Options (Various): General guidance for immigrant worker owners applying for federal funding programs Resources for Worker Cooperatives (New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives): Compilation of resources with a framing toward supporting
NYC Commercial Lease Assistance (CLA) Program: Funded by NYC Small Business Services, the CLA Program allows TakeRoot and our partners Volunteers of Legal Service and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A to provide direct representation to qualifying small businesses in negotiations
Setting up a Disaster Relief Fund for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 (IRS): Resources from the IRS around how to set up a mutual aid fund through a nonprofit corporation, including webinars Resources for New York Nonprofits (Lawyers Alliance New York): Compilation of resources
The City has the legal authority to suspend rents for commercial tenants impacted by the pandemic and stabilize commercial rents in the long term. By Paula Z. Segal, Cheryl Walker and Catherine Humphreville May 15, 2020 Having reduced her restaurant to
New executive order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo amending rules for commercial and residential evictions during the coronavirus pandemic could be particularly challenging for small businesses, according to senior staff attorney at TakeRoot Justice.
TakeRoot is committed to standing with our partners and their communities as they face the coronavirus pandemic. We have created resources for Organizations, Worker Coops and Small Businesses, for Workers, for Consumers, for Immigrants, and for NYCHA Residents & Organizers.
Our Capacity Building team strengthens the solidarity economy in New York and supports workers as owners and decision makers. In collaboration with our longtime partners, the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives and Green Worker Cooperatives, we legally formed New York
We are looking for current law students to intern with us this summer, in Capacity Building, Consumer Justice, Equitable Neighborhoods, Housing & Tenants' Rights, Immigrants' Rights, or Workers' Rights.