Community Economic and Equity Development Clinic
(formerly Community and Economic Development Law Clinic)
Community Economic and Equity Development (CEED) student attorneys assist small businesses, workers' cooperatives, housing cooperatives, and nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia and Maryland. We apply extensive knowledge in corporate, commercial, and transactional law to assist clients that may otherwise lack the resources to acquire legal assistance. Our goal is to assist our clients in promoting equitable economic development.
Our clients are non-profits, small business owners, tenants' associations, and other groups who hold the line in under-served communities, and whose concerns must be given priority if community residents are not to be displaced by locally sourced juice bars and designer lofts. Our students work with clients to determine the appropriate business entity for their mission and needs, to execute and file corporate documents and applications for state and federal tax exemptions, and other business related matters.