Spring 2021 Summary of Client Work
Hayley Roth (’22) and Ethan Lamb (’22) represented a D.C. worker cooperative that provides a platform service for small businesses. The team revised this client’s bylaws to reflect sociocratic principles and comply with applicable D.C. law. Hayley and Ethan also represented a Virginia worker cooperative that provides residential cleaning services. They advised the client on possible business structures to suit its mission and activities as a Virginia worker cooperative. Further, they drafted this client’s formation document.
Shiwen Cai (’21) and Julia Sweitzer (’21) represented an organization that provides a platform for jazz artists, advances jazz and music education, and unifies diverse communities through the language of jazz. The team reviewed the client’s agreements with performance rights agencies and artists and drafted a synchronization rights clause for such agreements. They reviewed and edited the client’s governance documents based on local nonprofit law and best practices. Finally, they counseled the client on succession planning for its board chairperson and drafted a succession policy template.
Lauren Nilles (’22) and Daiyun (Evan) Huang (’22) represented a limited liability company that is developing a clinical training program designed for students studying to become clinical nursing assistants. The team drafted a template Customer Purchase Agreement, a template Advisory Agreement, and a template Referral Agreement. Further, they prepared annotated versions of each agreement to serve as drafting guides for the client. The drafting guides anticipate potential developments in the client’s business and present various options for the client to choose from in order to prepare future agreements.