Livelihood NYC is a not for profit business that provides affordable legal services to low and middle income individuals and businesses. We are committed to helping support the growth of livelihoods, the kind of jobs that put life (lively) and community (hoods) first. Whether you are a business owner or an individual, we provide legal services, educational programs, and consultation to help you through every stage of developing your livelihood or creating livelihoods for others.
Livelihood NYC offers our services on a sliding scale ($75-$150 per hour) so that you can put your money to better use growing your business.
Samuel T. Gray, Esq.
Sam Gray is an attorney in New York City practicing transactional law in support of small businesses, social enterprises, and worker cooperatives. He is a Legal Fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and a pro bono partner with the Urban Justice Center’s Community Development Project. Prior to founding Livelihood NYC, Sam served with Outside Counsel to the New York City Transit Authority and in the General Counsel’s office of the Urban Resource Institute, a nonprofit providing legal advocacy, housing, and other support for New York City’s most vulnerable populations.
Sam is a member of the Steering Committee of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYCREIC), a democratically managed group of over 300 New Yorkers who are pooling their money and power to secure space for community, small business, and cultural use in NYC.
Sam received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School in 2013 where he was an Associate Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. He is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey.