I believe we can build the world we’d truly like to see.  One where vibrant, cooperatively-owned and independent businesses bring wealth and fun to the community. You are living your dream and making a better world. You are building the new economy.

I’m energized to help you succeed.  That’s why I focus on business law for independent local businesses and cooperatives, and the capital fund-raising that makes it all possible.

Since 2012, I’ve worked for food cooperatives, worker cooperatives, solo entrepreneurs, LLCs, and corporations.  I provide creative organizational documents that implement cooperative principles and tax advantages, I give cost-effective basic legal advice for businesses, and I clarify securities law for entrepreneurs raising money.

Before opening my law practice in 2012, I served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General, handling hundreds of complaints from citizens seeking to hold their governments accountable under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act.

 

Memberships

National Cooperative Business Association, Cooperative Professionals group.

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 2010, bar number 6303653

California, 2013, bar number 294410

Education

J.D. magna cum laude, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2010.

A.B., Princeton University, 2001.  I majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and minored in Women and Gender Studies.  I also learned about cooperation, bread-baking, and composting at the vegetarian co-op, 2 Dickinson Street.