Jason Wiener

President

I believe the 21st century will be defined by how mindfully and equitably we re-calibrate ownership, capital, innovation and opportunity. I am moved in this work to expand and democratize access to all of the above.

(720) 445-6860
jason@jrwiener.com
Boulder, CO


Jason enjoys the challenge of creatively designing legal and business solutions to persistent social and environmental challenges. Jason comes to this work with a wide range of experience as an entrepreneur, litigator, activist, organizer and worker-owner. With more than a dozen years of experience as an attorney – including several years in BigLaw litigation, and as a labor lawyer – Jason’s range of expertise and experience brings an innovative approach to solving client issues. Jason has walked in the shoes of his clients, as a social entrepreneur in his own right, on the board of non-profits, cooperatives and corporations. Jason has served on executive strategy, human resources, finance and other management level teams. Jason has been a thought, do and practice leader in the cooperative, employee ownership, impact finance and capital, and teal lawyering movements. Jason’s client work and public speaking have charted a new and grander course for the potential of democratized economic structures to re-calibrate the hazardous course set by “business as usual.”

Jason has published more than six scholarly law review articles on international, human rights and renewable energy topics and speaks regularly about worker-owned and cooperative business model, non-extractive finance, the future of work, the contemporary and teal practice of law, distributed solar policy and sharing economy legal issues. Jason is an adjunct professor in Colorado State University’s Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise program, where he teaches an MBA course on business law and ethics. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Law School’s Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

His hobbies include mountain biking, yoga, hiking and running with his two dogs, coffee, cooking and traveling, his amazing wife, Meghan and son, Alden.


Sectors

  • LOHAS brands
  • Craft beer
  • Freelance and gig economy
  • Technology and #platformcoops
  • Local and independent food and beverage
  • Co-working
  • Impact investing
  • Local and impact investing
  • User, consumer, producer, multi-stakeholder ownership models
  • Farming, agriculture, and food producer
  • Mental health
  • Transportation
  • Employee ownership
  • Consulting and professional services
  • Solar and renewable energy and electric utility regulation

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Practice Areas

  • Business Model Architecture and Design
  • Social Enterprise Entity Formation
  • Basic Tax
  • Equity allocations and equity incentive plans
  • Founders agreements
  • Financing and capitalization; securities compliance
  • Employment, consulting and independent contractor agreements
  • Custom transactional support
  • Employment compliance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • General outside (virtual inside) counsel
  • Cooperative development
  • Training, Organizational Development, Education and Public Speaking

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Education

B.S. Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Coursework at Bocconi Institute, Milan, Italy

J.D. cum laude Suffolk University Law School (concentration with honors in international law)

Bar Admissions

MA – 2005

NY – 2006

S. Dist. NY – 2006

CO – 2009


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