The CED Clinic had a very busy and exciting second semester! The students represented fourteen clients throughout Rhode Island, held a brief advice legal clinic at the Center for Women and Enterprise, and conducted a two-hour informational session to Johnson and Wales University students on legal basics for entrepreneurs. The Clinic forged ties with community organizations, including signing on as a member of a network that won a $28,500 planning grant to carry out a worker cooperative incubation project in Central Falls. Students worked on a variety of issues. They counseled clients on intellectual property and tax issues; they drafted a model lease for farmers who will be using sustainable farming practices; they advised on entity options, including RI’s new benefit corporation and low-profit limited liability company laws; they informed a small business on how it could access funding from folks within its community.
Back, l to r: Gowri Krishna, Josh Xavier, Andrew Aleman, Blake Scolefield, Brandon Cuffy, Kayla O'Connor, Lesley Jackson
Front, l to r: Tracy DiSevo, Amanda Agosta