What We Do

There is tremendous demand among animal protection organizations for high quality legal and other professional services. Our goal is to be the go-to pro bono legal and professional service provider to the animal protection community. We free our clients from the press of legal matters that often consume too much of their time and budgets, thereby unlocking resources to be put to better use on behalf of animals.

Drawing on our combined decades of legal experience, we strive to protect the interests of animal protection organizations and abused animals principally on two fronts:

1. Providing legal services directly in support of our clients' animal protection work to enable them to maximize the resources they devote to protecting animals.

ADP assists its clients on a range of legal issues, including, for example, non-profit compliance; fiscal sponsorship; litigation avoidance;  fundraising; state registrations; entity organization and structure; communications; employment best practices   and  disputes; contract drafting, review and negotiation; board governance; human resources; intellectual property protection; and social media and rights clearance.

2. Providing professional consulting services to address our clients' internal organizational and operational needs and goals.

Our organizational consulting work covers, as examples, board/executive/employee relationships and dynamics, business and strategic long- and short-term planning, leadership mentoring, internal and external communications, and crisis management.