Welcome.  I’m a lawyer who’s passionate about empowerment.  My law practice exists to help grow community wealth, lift up people, and protect and even rebuild our natural resources.  That’s why I focus on

small business, cooperatives, and social enterprise.

My practice includes:

  • Capital fund-raising–contracts and securities law compliance for small to medium-sized fund-raises, and fund-raising by cooperatives.
  • Worker Cooperatives–organizational issues, contracts, and operating issues.
  • General small business issues, with a green business and social enterprise emphasis.
    • Start-up services
    • licensing
    • contracts
    • basic employment issues
    • advice in the grey area between business and non-profit law.


Events and Appearances


New Legal Rule Will Open Floodgates to Business Investment on www.triplepundit.com

Starting a Benefit Corporation? Should You Incorporate in Delaware? on www.triplepundit.com.

Crowdfunding: The Legal Need-to-Know on www.under30ceo.com.


Mentioned in Forbes Woman.


Sarah Kaplan Law Office is an online law office.  This means you can reach me from the comfort of your desk or home, and you can access your legal documents conveniently over the internet, any time.  My client portal uses bank-website-level security.  My service is accessible to anyone, anywhere in Illinois and California.