6th Annual Conference of the
Cooperative Professionals Guild

May 28-30, 2020

Mitchell-Hamline School of Law

Minneapolis, MN

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The Cooperative Professionals Guild is a home for attorneys and accountants who specialize in cooperative business models. The Guild provides a forum in which its members advance their professional development and jointly promote a cooperative economic future for the United States.

Event Summary

On May 30 -June 1 2019, the Cooperative Professionals Guild hosted our 5th annual conference, New Horizons and Best Practices For Cooperative Professionals, co-presented by John Marshall’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic.

More than 60 professionals who specialize in cooperative practice gathered to learn, meet, talk shop, and compare notes! Topics included:

  • 2019 cooperative taxation update
  • Securities offerings for co-ops with members in multiple states
  • Real estate investment cooperatives
  • Structuring cooperatives for growth
Continuing Legal Education

This conference was co-sponsored by the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. The Law Center certifies that this activity has been approved for 1.25 or 1.5 hours of California MCLE credit per accredited workshop, as specified in the agenda below. Attorneys licensed in other states may be able to apply for MCLE credit in their states.


Housing is on your own, and we recommend AirBNB because hotels were packed due to other conferences happening on those dates.


We had limited scholarships available, but thanks to our generous donors, we were able to offer a scholarship to everyone who applied!


The Cooperative Professional’s Guild conference was hosted at the John Marshall Law School and co-presented by the school’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic.

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