Invested in Our Community
At Casner & Edwards, we believe that when we work together to help those in need, we help create a brighter future for our local communities. That’s why we invest our collective time, talent and enthusiasm in a wide variety of civic, charitable and nonprofit organizations in Boston and beyond.
Through our Community Engagement Committee, we identify and support nonprofit programs and organizations that help our communities, and the people in them, reach their full potential. By fostering community partnerships and relationships, we have been involved in exciting and meaningful pro bono and nonprofit work involving education, public health, and veteran services, among others.
Good Corporate Citizens
Getting up close and personal with the community is an important part of our firm culture. We make it a priority to contribute to a wide range of charitable programs and events, such as:
- Sponsored the Fort Point Neighborhood Association's annual “Boston Shines,” celebration to plant flowers along A Street. Boston Shines is the City of Boston’s neighborhood clean-up to celebrate spring in Boston.
- Hosted a New England regional bankruptcy moot court competition, which served as a practice round for the 2016 Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition held in New York City. Lynne F. Riley, a partner in Casner’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group practice, organized the event which was sponsored by the American College of Bankruptcy’s First Circuit’s Educational Programs Committee, chaired by Casner attorney Michael J. Goldberg, and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
- Each month, Casner & Edwards holds a Jeans Day, in which charitable donations are accepted in exchange for a "jeans day" at work. Proceeds support organizations such as the New England Center and Home for Veterans, Year up, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund, Cradles to Crayons, and St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children.
- In honor of Mother’s Day, staff organized a donation drive and volunteer event to support homeless women in Boston. Personal care hygiene items were collected through donations (including toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant), assembled into “goody bags” and delivered to the Woods Mullen Women’s Shelter in the South End.
Pro Bono Legal Representation
We are dedicated to helping the disenfranchised gain access to equal justice. We handle a variety of pro bono matters to assist low-income or underserved individuals in the firm’s local communities.
- Served as pro bono bankruptcy counsel to Greater Love Tabernacle Church of Boston, Massachusetts, helping the church through a Chapter 11 case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, and restoring the church to financial health so it can continue its critical mission of service to the greater Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan communities. Casner attorney Michael J. Goldberg led the legal team in this matter.