Business Law

Dowling Law has extensive experience in business entity formation, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, employee option plans and agreements, financing, stock and asset purchase transactions, vendor and manufacturing contracts, confidentiality agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and joint development and licensing agreements.

Not-For-Profit Law

Dowling Law has a substantial not-for-profit corporation clientele and understands the complex funding and compliance issues facing not-for-profits on a daily basis. We assist clients with the formation of a not-for-profit organization, including advice regarding the tax-exempt application process, by preparing the certificate of incorporation, organizational minutes, by-laws, conflict-of-interest and whistleblower policies. We routinely review and update by-laws to ensure compliance with recent laws and regulations and provide training for Boards of Directors.

Labor and Employment Law

Dowling Law understands the constant pressure to comply with the numerous and ever-changing federal and state laws and regulations affecting not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. We provide clients with vital legal advice concerning today’s common workplace issues, such as hostile work environments (e.g., harassment and discrimination complaints), employee leave issues, retaliation complaints, reasonable accommodation requests, employee terminations, wage and hour problems, and union grievance issues.

Dowling Law prepares and reviews employee handbooks, workplace policies, separation agreements, and HIPAA compliance documents.

Dowling Law also assist employers in avoiding unionization efforts through proactive employee relations and step-by-step legal advice during unionization campaigns.

Management Representation in Union Matters 

Dowling Law, PLLC assists employers in avoiding unionization efforts through proactive employee relations and step-by-step legal advice during unionization campaigns. For employers with a unionized workforce, Dowling Law, PLLC can address the labor relations issues you may have, including unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board, collective bargaining negotiations, and employee grievances and arbitrations.

Administrative and Litigation Defense

Dowling Law, PLLC believes in avoiding costly litigation through preventative legal advice, but litigation is sometimes unavoidable. Dowling Law will defend your rights in all phases of litigation in an efficient manner. We have extensive experience in defending employers’ rights in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor, and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.