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California Codifies Lessons Learned from #MeToo

On October 10th California Governor, Gavin Newsome signed bills AB9 and AB51 – both to increase protections for workers. Both bills were inspired by and are direct responses to the #MeToo movement.  AB51  Bill AB51 prohibits employers from conditioning employment on acceptance of a mandatory arbitration agreement and retaliating against employees who choose not to …

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The Race to the Top

It’s an exciting time for shared ownership. Today in Colorado, Governor Polis signed an executive order creating the Commission on Employee Ownership. Our team is obviously thrilled about what this could mean for shared ownership and unlocking its power to address economic inequality and stagnant wages. In recognition of the moves being made in Colorado, …

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Private Placement Exemptions: The Basics

Looking to raise capital? Developing a compliance strategy with federal and state securities laws is a complex and important part of raising money. A quick intro for those of you unfamiliar with securities laws – under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) any offering of securities is subject to registration requirements and anti-fraud provisions.  …

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Colorado’s Digital Token Act Solidifies its Commitment to Innovative Business

Cryptocurrency, blockchain, tokens, consensus mechanisms, hashes, digital signatures, decentralized marketplaces – there is a whole new taxonomy being developed to govern emerging digital marketplaces and Colorado has decided that its regulatory framework needs an upgrade to match. The newly passed Colorado Digital Token Act, which Governor Polis is expected to sign, aims to clarify the …

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Women in the Law

It is common knowledge that women outnumber men in law school enrollment, but they aren’t sticking with the profession. While women are well represented at associate levels (approximately 46%), there is a sharp decline in the senior ranks. Only nineteen percent of equity partners are women. For every one hundred women promoted to partner, one …

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A Leap forward for the Cooperative movement

As a cooperative attorney nothing is more exciting than stumbling on the odd article sharing a cooperative success story. Some days though, it’s more than the random, obscure news story, some days it’s an announcement that makes it feel like the movement is going mainstream. Today is one of those days. Today Evergreen Business Services …

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Last Legal Cafe of 2018 – it’s free!

We will be hosting our last legal cafe of 2018 on Tuesday, November 13th at Wayfinder Coop! This free workshop will introduce attendees to the basic principles of cooperatives, explain what makes Colorado cooperatives special, and teach attendees how cooperatives can raise capital. You will leave with a better understanding of what the cooperative model …

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Corporate governance for stakeholders

My journey to the practice of law has not been linear. My sensitivity to injustice and inequality, on the other hand, has been a constant driver. I’ve always been in search of a solution, which led me to seek a deeper understanding of the systematic ways inequality has been ingrained into the fabric of society, …

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The Cooperative Business Model

This is a re-post of a webinar that Linda and Jason led on the cooperative business model. It was hosted by the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) in 2015. It discusses the different types of cooperatives, what it means to be a single class vs a multi-stakeholder cooperative, how cooperatives raise capital, governance, operations, and …

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