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Small Business Counseling

Volunteer attorneys assist clients in state incorporation and other start-up matters. Volunteers gain experience filing articles of incorporation, drafting shareholders and operating agreements, and advising on corporate formalities. Volunteers may also provide counseling and representation in real estate, intellectual property, zoning, licensing, vendor and other technology agreements, internet commerce, First Amendment, immigration and all other matters that may confront small and mid-size businesses and non-profits.

Volunteers have access to our expanding video law library and other online legal resources, as well as some mentoring opportunities through experienced volunteers and LCA staff.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides services to individuals and organizations in all areas of arts and entertainment including: contracts, business organization, intellectual property, licensing, corporate governance, tax, employment, and immigration. LCA also provides educational seminars to the arts community.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Approximately 10–30 hours (varies depending on the business structure selected)

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise

Location

Chicago, IL

Small Business Counseling

Volunteer attorneys assist clients in state incorporation and other start-up matters. Volunteers gain experience filing articles of incorporation, drafting shareholders and operating agreements, and advising on corporate formalities. Volunteers may also provide counseling and representation in real estate, intellectual property, zoning, licensing, vendor and other technology agreements, internet commerce, First Amendment, immigration and all other matters that may confront small and mid-size businesses and non-profits.

Volunteers have access to our expanding video law library and other online legal resources, as well as some mentoring opportunities through experienced volunteers and LCA staff.

Lawyers for the Creative Arts provides services to individuals and organizations in all areas of arts and entertainment including: contracts, business organization, intellectual property, licensing, corporate governance, tax, employment, and immigration. LCA also provides educational seminars to the arts community.

Type of engagement

Transactional

Time commitment

Approximately 10–30 hours (varies depending on the business structure selected)

Training and support

  • Training is provided and required
  • CLE credit for training

Acquired skills

Case management, client counseling

Skills and resources required

Subject matter expertise

Location

Chicago, IL