Legal

Here are some legal resources for worker cooperatives.

Staff picks

Title Format Source
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Choosing a Business Entity: A Guide for Worker Cooperatives PDF Democracy At Work Institute
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center

Choosing a Legal Entity

LLCs

Incorporation Documents

Employment Law

Title Format Source
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Attorney Susan Zeme on Worker Cooperative Legal Issues Video/Audio
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives PDF
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives Presentation
Asset Protection for Entrepreneurs PDF Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Protección de Activos Para Empresari@s PDF Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

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Title Format Source
Sample Worker Cooperative Bylaws Word Processor Document
28 questions to ask before meeting the lawyer PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Guide to Worker Cooperative Bylaws and Operating Agreements PDF Democracy at Work Institute
Low-income & Immigrant Worker Cooperative Formation PDF Urban Justice Center Community Development Project
28 preguntas: ¿Estas pensando en empezar una cooperativa de trabajadores? Unas preguntas para revisar antes de reunirse con un abogado PDF Katovich & Kassan Law Group
Choice of Legal Entity - Chart PDF
A Layperson’s Guide to the Teamworks Cooperative Network’s Financial and Legal Structures PDF TeamWorks Cooperative Network
Equal Exchange Bylaws PDF Equal Exchange
Guideline for Cooperative Bylaws PDF USDA Rural Development
Sample By Laws PDF
Choosing a Business Entity: A Guide for Worker Cooperatives PDF Democracy At Work Institute
"El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio Cooperativa" PDF
Tackling the Law, Together: A Legal Guide to Worker Cooperatives Generally and in Massachusetts PDF Community Enterprise Project of the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics
Non-Member Equity Instruments for Consumer and Worker Cooperatives PDF Center for Cooperatives, University of California
Legal Guide to Cooperative Conversions PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
El Proceso Legal Para Iniciar Tu Negocio PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Worker Cooperative Creation as Progressive Lawyering? Moving Beyond the One-Person, One-Vote Floor PDF
Attorney Susan Zeme on Worker Cooperative Legal Issues Video/Audio
Co-opLaw.org: Employment Law Web Page Sustainable Economies Law Center
LLC with a Permanent Capital Member Sample Operating Agreement PDF Democracy at Work Institute
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives PDF
Forming a Worker Coop LLC or Cooperative Corporation PDF Sustainable Economies Law Center
Community Economic Development Lawyers and the New Democratic Economy Community Economic Development Clinic at Roger Williams University School of Law
The Application of Labor Law to Workers' Cooperatives Presentation
Sociedades de responsibilidad limitada como cooperativas de trabajo Word Processor Document Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Limited Liability Companies as Worker Cooperatives PDF
Eligir una Entidad Empresarial PDF
Estatutos y Acuerdos de Operación PDF
LLC Taxed as a T Corporation Sample Operating Agreement PDF Democracy at Work Institute
How A Worker Co-op Structured as a LLC Can Retain Earnings PDF Cooperative Development Institute
Entity Choice for New Cooperatives (video) Video/Audio
Asset Protection for Entrepreneurs PDF Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
Protección de Activos Para Empresari@s PDF Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights