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Cooperative Law for Community Organizations

September 17, 2014 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

$75 – $110

Coops are becoming a popular alternative to traditional corporate or nonprofit structures for some sustainable community groups.  Many farm, food, and retail  groups have used the cooperative structure to create an owner structure that fits their particular needs and gives stakeholders an ownership and management interests in the organization.

Come and learn about the legal considerations when deciding whether a Cooperative structure is for your group.

This seminar will answer the following questions:

  • What is a cooperative?
  • How is it different from a for-profit or nonprofit corporation?
  •  What are some of the distinctive legal considerations that cooperatives have?
  • What are worker coops and what are the employment law considerations with coops?
  • What are the capitalization structure options?
  • Are there special tax rules for Coops?
  • How do you govern a coop?

Join us for an interesting seminar and discussion on cooperatives and how coops fit in the changing landscape of social enterprise organizations.

3 CLE Credits approved.

Online registration will be available soon.


September 17, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$75 – $110
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Dorsey & Whitney
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, 98104 United States
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