Welcome to Co-opLaw, a collaborative legal resource library created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) and the Green-Collar Communities Clinic (GC3).

Featured Resource: GC3 and SELC’s Workshop Video on Starting a Worker Owner Business

Acknowledgments: Materials in this resource come from a variety of sources, including from the Think Outside the Boss Manual created by SELC and GC3 to accompany legal workshops on cooperatives, and from the SELC’s book Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy, by Janelle Orsi. We’d also like to thank Renata Stepanov for letting us use material from her Legal Research Pathfinder on Cooperatives.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: This Wiki was created by the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) to provide a forum for sharing, organizing, and making sense of information related to the legalities of cooperatives. The information on this website is not legal advice, and should absolutely not be taken as true or accurate, especially because this is a collaborative space in which many people are contributing ideas and information. SELC does not have the capacity to monitor all information shared in this space, and therefore cannot attest to the quality and accuracy of the information. In addition, information on this page could become outdated, and laws vary from place to place. Finally, and most importantly, we’d like to repeat that the information contained here is NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Anyone who uses this wiki should verify this information independently and seek independent legal counsel before relying on any of this information. If you have read this entire paragraph, congratulations and thank you! Now you are warmed up and ready to dive into our resources!