Advice for Businesses
Legal matters are important to small businesses, but legal terms and fees can be daunting. The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) can connect you to free one-on-one legal services to help you:
- Choose a legal structure for your business, for example LLC or S Corporation.
- Answer questions about your commercial lease or contract.
- Protect your intellectual property.
- Review human resource and employment laws.
Free Legal Clinics and One-on-One Consultations
Businesses can access free legal clinics and one-on-one legal consultations with pro-bono attorneys through the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS)’s NYC Business Solutions Centers (BSCs) and Industrial Business Service Providers. Request Free Legal Assistance.
Commercial Lease Assistance Program
If your business needs help with a commercial lease issue in New York City, you may be eligible for free legal services through the Commercial Lease Assistance Program.
Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Legal
Women Entrepreneurs NYC (WE NYC) offers one-on-one legal consultations for women entrepreneurs. These sessions are provided by top law firms in New York City, offering advice on a range of critical business topics.
Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Contract Legal Services
Free workshops and legal clinics to help NYC-certified M/WBEs understand business contracts, agreements, and related legal situations.