Online Legal Cafe for BERKELEY Residents and Businesses Only

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The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe provides sliding-scale donation-based legal advice, via Zoom, by appointment. 

If you need advice about starting a worker-owned cooperative, converting an existing business into a cooperative, organizing a housing cooperative, founding a nonprofit or other social enterprise, please RSVP below! Here are some questions we will be prepared to answer:

✅ Radical Real Estate Law: How to form a housing cooperative, real estate cooperative, or nonprofit housing? 
✅ 
Legal formation for small businesses: What are the regulations and requirements to have your organization legally function?
✅ Legal entity choice: Should your org be a for profit, non-profit, and which legal entity fits best with your vision?
✅ Employment law: Whether you're an employer, employee, or a cooperative, we can answer questions on how to prevent or resolve issues?
✅ Tax law: What are the ways to receive tax exemption for your org?
✅ Contracts: Contract review, drafting, and negotiation
✅ Liability issues: What are your governance requirements to avoid liability?
✅ Environmental Law: Do you have questions about how to create more green spaces for your community? 

Note: This Legal Cafe is for Berkeley Residents and Berkeley Businesses Only, and was made possible by Project Equity and The City of Berkeley Economic Development Department. We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities to RSVP. We focus on cooperatives, participatory or democratic nonprofits, land trusts, and mutual aid groups.We especially encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, and low-income communities to RSVP. We focus on cooperatives, participatory or democratic nonprofits, land trusts, and mutual aid groups. 

If you need Spanish Language or American Sign Language interpretation, please email Tia (tia@theselc.org) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Keep an eye out for an e-mail when you RSVP. The e-mail will have your appointment slot, instructions on how to attend our Legal Cafe remotely, and an intake form that we need you to fill out.

Format: You and/or your group will be paired with a lawyer for 30-45 minutes to get answers to questions about entity formation, contracts, governance, and more! Since this is a Berkeley event, our event time is listed as Pacific Standard Time.

Got any questions? E-mail tia@theselc.org!

Not a Berkeley resident or business? Find other legal cafe dates here. We host legal cafes three times a month!

WHEN
February 04, 2021 at 5pm - 7:30pm PST
WHERE
Online via Zoom
Oakland, CA
United States
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CONTACT
Tia ·

Will you come?

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