Checks are nice – services and access are better. It’s a long-standing philosophy of John Harmon, the founder and CEO of the New Jersey African American Chamber of Commerce.
That’s why Harmon was so happy to announce the latest joint effort between the Chamber and PC Gibbons — a partnership in which Gibbons will provide certain pro bono legal services to chamber members with annual incomes of $500,000 or less.
“Having professional legal services to help small businesses with potential growth opportunities and to mitigate potential risks could contribute substantially to their growth and sustainability,” Harmon said.
Through the alliance, Gibbons attorneys in a variety of practice areas will be able to volunteer their time and talent to provide the legal advice and counsel necessary for these small businesses to launch, maintain, calibrate or advance their operations.
Whether a business needs legal assistance with day-to-day tasks or long-term strategies, Gibbons lawyers will be on hand, offering services in areas such as employment law, real estate, general business advice, intellectual property, cybersecurity and various others.
Harmon said the partnership builds on recent successful joint efforts between AACCNJ and Gibbons.
The two organizations said they were excited to join forces again to provide additional opportunities to help minority and women-owned businesses and to directly support select AACCNJ member businesses.