Our firm represents general business cooperatives, such as purchasing cooperatives, grocery cooperatives, and wholesale cooperatives. Our experience has been that all cooperatives generally face similar types of issues and that our extensive experience with electric, telephone, and utility cooperatives benefits us greatly in providing counsel to other types of cooperatives. We have performed a wide variety of services for general business cooperatives, including cooperative formation, drafting of bylaws and member agreements, negotiating contracts with vendors and suppliers, and assisting with governance issues. We also provide cooperative tax advice, including guidance on the intricacies of Subchapter T, to our diverse set of cooperative clients.
The attorneys of our Business Cooperative Practice include: