Christopher Palmese, lawyer in Seyfarth's Real Estate department in New York, received the 2019 Cornerstone Award from the Lawyers Alliance for New York.

The Cornerstone Awards, the highest business law pro bono honor in New York, recognize outstanding pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations that are improving quality of life for low-income New Yorkers. Each year, Lawyers Alliance for New York honors exceptional volunteerism by business and transactional lawyers with both Institutional and Individual Cornerstone Awards. The Cornerstone Award winners include 11 outstanding individuals selected from more than 2,000 business and transactional lawyers who volunteered through Lawyers Alliance during the past year.

Palmese was honored for offering legal advice on real estate and other business matters on ten different cases over a three year period. You can read his full profile here

Lawyers Alliance for New York is the leading provider of business and transactional legal services for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that are improving the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods. By connecting lawyers, nonprofits, and communities, Lawyers Alliance for New York helps organizations to develop and provide housing, stimulate economic opportunity, improve urban health and education, promote community arts, and operate and advocate for vital programs that benefit low-income New Yorkers of all ages. During the past year, staff attorneys at Lawyers Alliance worked with more than 2,000 volunteer attorneys to represent more than 700 nonprofit clients on 1,350 matters. You can read more here