I believe that the only way to remedy the growing inequality in the U.S. is to make business work for the many by creating models that consider business’s impact on employees and communities, not just shareholders.
Tonya’s practice is focused on transactional work that promotes democratic capitalism and equality. Tonya’s practical experience during law school included work on affordable housing financing, HUD regulatory compliance, mission-related investments, zoning laws, urban farming regulatory compliance, and policy advocacy. As a member of Jason Wiener|p.c., Tonya is building expertise in cooperative formation, securities compliance, employment law, and general corporate work.
In her free time Tonya enjoys running, practicing yoga, rock climbing, reading and hiking. In her former life Tonya was a pastry chef and still loves all things food, especially sharing it with friends and family.
Tonya is driven by the belief that changing the way we do business has the power to create an economic system that is more equitable.
- Urban agriculture
- Employee Ownership
- Impact investing
- Affordable housing
- Policy analysis and development
- Cooperative Design and Formation
- GDPR Compliance
- Public Benefit Corporation Formation and Conversion
- Financing and capitalization
- Regulatory compliance
- Contract drafting and review
- Entity formation
B.A., Western Michigan University
J.D., Michigan State University College of Law
Honors & Awards
Summa Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law
Summer Fellow, Ludwig Center for Community & Economic Development, Yale Law School
- Alternative Finance Tools: NCBA-CLUSA Conference 2018
- Choice of Entity: JWPC Legal Cafe 2018
- Platform Cooperatives and Alternative Finance Training: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Development Center 2018
- Social Enterprise: PBCs and Cooperatives: Colorado Business Law Institute 201
- Co-ops 101: JWPC Legal Cafe 2019
- Profits Interest Units: NCEO Webinar 2019
- B Corp Certification for Law Firms: BLD Mountain West 2019