Legal Tools for Worker Cooperatives and the Sharing Economy

 

    Legal professionals, accountants, and community development organizations are invited to a two-day workshop on legal structures and strategies for cooperative development and sustainable local economies. This workshop will have a special emphasis on worker cooperatives, freelancer-owned cooperatives, land trusts, and alternative capital structures.

     On the first day, attendees will learn about ownership and governance structures being used in the wake of the Great Recession to create a more inclusive economy, including land trusts and housing cooperatives, as well as new financing vehicles that leverage community capital. The second day will focus on worker cooperatives and freelancer-owned cooperatives, including entity structure, bylaws and operating agreements, ownership transitions to worker cooperatives, nonprofit incubation of worker cooperatives, employment law, tax structures and more.

RSVP here!For lawyers, this course provides 1 Ethics Credit and 5.5 Professional Practice Credits on Day 1 and 7 Professional Practice credits on Day 2 in the State of New York. You may attend both full days or just one; partial-day attendance will not be eligible for CLE credit. The credits are transitional and non-transitional.

     Financial Aid may be available to participants who meet certain qualifications.  For more information, please email jrinehart@institute.usworker.coop.

 

Presenters will include:

  • Janelle Orsi, Executive Director of Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and author of Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies  (ABA Books 2012). 
  • Ted De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School
  • Camille Kerr, Director of Field Building at the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI)
  • Ricardo Nunez, Cooperatives Program Director at SELC

Event Details:

  • Date: Feb 4th and 5th, 2015
  • Time: 9am-5pm both days
  • Location: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State St.BrooklynNY 11201
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This Workshop Presented By:
Janelle Orsi, Executive Director of SELC
Ted De Barbieri, Assistant Professor of Clinical Law at Brooklyn Law School
Camille Kerr, Director of Field Building at DAWI

Ricardo Nunez, Cooperatives Program Director at SELC

 

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This workshop is brought to you by the New York City Worker Cooperative Initiative, supported by the NYC City Council and the New York City Worker Cooperative Coalition.

Copyright © 2015 Democracy at Work Institute, All rights reserved. 

WHEN
February 04, 2015 at 9am - February 05, 2015
WHERE
Brooklyn Law School
205 State St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
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CONTACT
Democracy at Work Institute · · (415) 379-9201

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