N.Y. JUD. LAW § 495 : NY Code - Section 495: Corporations and voluntary associations not to practice law

1.
  No  corporation or voluntary association shall (a) practice or appear as
  an attorney-at-law for any person in any court in this state  or  before
  any judicial body, nor
    (b)  make  it  a  business  to practice as an attorney-at-law, for any
  person, in any of said courts, nor
    (c) hold itself out to the public as being entitled to  practice  law,
  or to render legal services or advice, nor
    (d) furnish attorneys or counsel, nor
    (e) render legal services of any kind in actions or proceedings of any
  nature or in any other way or manner, nor
    (f) assume in any other manner to be entitled to practice law, nor
    (g)  assume,  use  or  advertise  the  title  of  lawyer  or attorney,
  attorney-at-law, or equivalent terms in any language in such  manner  as
  to  convey  the  impression  that  it  is entitled to practice law or to
  furnish legal advice, services or counsel, nor
    (h) advertise that either alone or together with or by or through  any
  person  whether or not a duly and regularly admitted attorney-at-law, it
  has, owns, conducts or maintains a law  office  or  an  office  for  the
  practice of law, or for furnishing legal advice, services or counsel.
    2.  No  corporation  or  voluntary  association  shall itself or by or
  through its officers, agents or employees, solicit any claim or  demand,
  or  taken  an  assignment  thereof,  for the purpose of representing any
  person in the pursuit of any civil remedy,  nor  solicit  any  claim  or
  demand  for  the  purpose  of  representing  as  attorney-at-law,  or of
  furnishing legal advice, services or counsel to, a person sued or  about
  to  be  sued  in  any  action or proceeding or against whom an action or
  proceeding has been or is about to be brought, or who may be affected by
  any action or proceeding which has been or  may  be  instituted  in  any
  court or before any judicial body.
    Nothing  herein  contained  shall  affect any assignment heretofore or
  hereafter taken by any moneyed corporation authorized to do business  in
  the state of New York or its nominee pursuant to a subrogation agreement
  or  a  salvage  operation.  Any  corporation  or  voluntary  association
  violating the provisions of this subdivision or of  subdivision  one  of
  this  section  shall  be liable to a fine of not more than five thousand
  dollars and every officer, trustee, director, agent or employee of  such
  corporation  or voluntary association who directly or indirectly engages
  in any of the acts prohibited in this subdivision or in subdivision  one
  of  this section or assists such corporation or voluntary association to
  do such prohibited acts is guilty of a misdemeanor. The fact  that  such
  officer,  trustee,  director,  agent  or  employee  shall  be a duly and
  regularly admitted attorney-at-law, shall not be held to permit or allow
  any such  corporation  or  voluntary  association  to  do  the  acts  so
  prohibited nor shall such fact be a defense upon the trial of any of the
  persons  mentioned  herein  for  a  violation  of the provisions of this
  subdivision or subdivision one of this section.
    3. No voluntary  association  or  corporation  shall  ask  or  receive
  directly  or  indirectly,  compensation  for preparing deeds, mortgages,
  assignments, discharges, leases, or any other instruments affecting real
  estate, wills, codicils, or any other instruments affecting  disposition
  of  property after death or decedents' estates, or pleadings of any kind
  in actions or proceedings of any nature. Any association or  corporation
  violating the provisions of this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    4.  Subdivisions  one  and  two of this section shall not apply to any
  corporation or voluntary association  lawfully  engaged  in  a  business
  authorized by the provisions of any existing statute.

    5.  This  section  shall  not  apply  to  a  corporation  or voluntary
  association lawfully engaged in the examination and insuring  of  titles
  to   real   property,  in  the  preparation  of  any  deeds,  mortgages,
  assignments, discharges, leases or any other instruments affecting  real
  property  insofar  as  such instruments are necessary to the examination
  and insuring of titles, and necessary or incidental to loans made by any
  such corporation or association; nor shall it prohibit a corporation  or
  voluntary  association  from  employing  an attorney or attorneys in and
  about its own immediate affairs or in any litigation to which it  is  or
  may be a party. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent a
  corporation  or  association  from  furnishing  to  any person, lawfully
  engaged in the practice  of  law,  such  information  or  such  clerical
  services  in  and  about  his  professional  work  as,  except  for  the
  provisions of this section, may be lawful, provided that  at  all  times
  the  lawyer  receiving  such information or such services shall maintain
  full professional and direct  responsibility  to  his  clients  for  the
  information  and  services  so  received.  But  no  corporation shall be
  permitted to render any services which cannot lawfully be rendered by  a
  person  not  admitted  to  practice  law  in  this  state nor to solicit
  directly or indirectly professional employment for a lawyer.
    6. This section shall not  apply  to  a  corporation  organized  under
  article  fifteen,  or  authorized  to  do  business  in this state under
  article fifteen-A, of the business corporation law.
    7. This section does not apply to organizations  which  offer  prepaid
  legal  services;  to  non-profit  organizations  whether incorporated or
  unincorporated, organized and operating primarily for  a  purpose  other
  than the provision of legal services and which furnish legal services as
  an  incidental  activity  in furtherance of their primary purpose; or to
  organizations which have as their  primary  purpose  the  furnishing  of
  legal services to indigent persons.