LEGAL SUPPORT FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE

BUSINESS LEGAL SERVICES FOR ORGANIZATIONS CREATING CHANGE

The basis of the dominant economic system is oppression: extract as much as you can from others for as little as possible in exchange. In this scheme, those who lose are disproportionately Black, Indigenous, and people of color. 

Building a business is a pathway to abundance and self-determination. When operated in a way that nourishes rather than extracts, businesses can uplift not only their owners but their entire communities. 

My mission is to ensure that businesses that can help break the cycle of oppression get the resources that they need in order to thrive. Doing this requires knowing the ins and outs of how to structure a business, how to devise a fundraising strategy, and how to make sure all of this is done legally.

 

I have gained this knowledge by working as a corporate and securities lawyer for over six years. My passion for social justice arises from my experience as a non-white, non-male, non-wealthy person as well as over six years working in organizations focused on antiracism, antipoverty, and economic justice.

See below for a list of some of the legal services I offer.  

 

MY CLIENTS

Because women of color have to work the hardest to get funding for their businesses, and because I know what it is to be a woman of color, woman of color-led organizations are my target clients.

However, I recognize that we are all in this together, regardless of race or gender, so I welcome other organizations with BIPOC leadership as well as white-led organizations who are committed to antiracism and collective liberation. 

BUSINESS LEGAL SERVICES

Business and nonprofit formation

 

Private capital raises

 

Investment crowdfunding and other public capital raises

Business and employment contracts

General business advising

Outside general counsel services


Intellectual property