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Less than a Month Left to Save $$ on 2015 Co-op Professionals Conference

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There are only three weeks left to take advantage of early-bird pricing for the second annual Cooperative Professionals Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from November 9 ÔÇô 11.

Register on or before September 3 to lock in the $350 early-bird rate for NCBA CLUSA members ($475 for non-members). The Early-Bird Full Registration Package includes conference materials and admission to all networking events, meals and sessions except the Co-op 101 Primer, a pre-conference session designed for accounting and legal professionals new to cooperatives. Single-day and student registration packages are also available. Click here to explore options.

Topics include co-op organization and business planning; regulation and compliance; co-op governance and management; taxation, Subchapter T and the IRS; co-op finance and securities; and the role of Cooperative Development Organizations.

Workshops will explore how a co-op is organized based on varying state statutes; alternative financing approaches to cooperatives; regulation and compliance for founders, managers, employees, contractors and freelancers; and conversion trends and tax issues for businesses transitioning to co-ops. During the final workshop, a panel of legal and accounting experts will discuss ethical issues previously submitted by attendees.

This conference will be relevant for professionals who work for or with co-ops, including attorneys, accountants, CPAs, financial and investment advisors, insurance advisors, legislative staff and law students. Attendees are eligible to earn Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

NCBA CLUSA is organizing the 2015 Co-op Professionals Conference in collaboration with the following legal experts:

Thomas Beckett, Attorney, Mountain South Business Law
Linda D. Phillips, of Counsel at McClure & Eggleston, LLC
Jason Wiener, Principal, Jason Wiener, P.C.
Audrey Griffin, Supervisor, Wegner CPAs
Nancy McClelland, Owner/Accounting Consultant, The Dancing Accountant

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