Disclaimer: The contents of these manuals should not be relied on as legal advice. Also, some of this information could become outdated, and laws vary from place-to-place. Furthermore, although we tried to collect accurate information and give laws our best interpretation, some information in these booklets could even turn out to be incorrect or subject to other interpretations by courts or regulators! We sure hope that's not the case, but what can we say? Law is complicated stuff! That's why we strongly recommend that you consult an attorney before using this information to form or operate a cooperative!  

Online Legal Guides

 

Grassroots Financing Guide for California Farmers

By Christina Oatfield | September 2017

 

Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions: A Business Owner's Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversion Including Conversion Models, Case Studies, and Sample Documents

By Janelle Orsi, William Lisa, and Sushil Jacob 

 

Think Outside The Boss: How to Create a Worker-Owned Business

By East Bay Community Law Center, Green Collar Communities Clinic, Sustainable Economies Law Center | Seventh edition. Revised April 2016

 

Legal Eats: Legal Resources for Food Justice Enterprises

By Local Economies and Entrepreneurship Project, East Bay Community Law Center, Green Collar Communities Clinic, Sustainable Economies Law Center | Revised March 2016

 

El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa: Una Guia para todos tipos de negocios

Creado por: East Bay Community Law Center, Green Collar Communities Clinic, Sustainable Economies Law Center

¿Qué son las cooperativas de trabajadores? Las cooperativas de trabajadores son entidades de negocio que están (1) en posesión de los trabajadores, (2) gobernadas por los trabajadores, y (3) operadas por y para el beneficio de los trabajadores. Puesto que las cooperativas son propiedad y están controladas por y para los empleados que trabajan allá, son operadas diferentemente de las empresas tradicionales en unos aspectos clave.

 

Legal Guide for Board of Directors of Worker Self Directed Nonprofits

By Sustainable Economies Law Center


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