5th Annual Conference of the
Cooperative Professionals Guild


May 30, 2019 – June 1, 2019

John Marshall Law School

Chicago, IL


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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, the Cooperative Professionals Guild will host our 5th annual conference, New Horizons and Best Practices For Cooperative Professionals, co-presented by John Marshall’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic.

Join your fellow lawyers and accountants who specialize in cooperative practice to learn, meet, talk shop, and compare notes! Confirmed topics include:

  • 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
You will be able to receive California MCLE credits for attendance – and can apply for credit with other states – pending MCLE provider approval.
Housing is on your own, and we recommend AirBNB because hotels are filling up quickly for other conferences happening on these dates.
We will have limited scholarships available; please contact Sara Stephens (sara@theselc.org) if the admission price poses an obstacle for your attendance. Scholarships may be available through the Ralph K. Morris Foundation Cooperative Leadership Fund.
The Cooperative Professional’s Guild conference will be hosted at the John Marshall Law School and co-presented by the school’s Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic.

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