Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream September 15, 10:30 am EDT, for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Sarah Kaplan, Partner at Cutting Edge Counsel. Sarah will discuss how Cutting Edge Counsel provides legal services to help impact and empower social enterprises.
Sarah Kaplan is a corporate and securities lawyer working to support economic community empowerment. Sarah is a Partner of Cutting Edge Counsel, a California-based firm that specializes in open public capital-raise strategies that allow community members to participate in supporting local businesses. Sarah has ten years of experience serving a wide range of cooperatives, including worker, consumer, agricultural, platform, investment, and multi-stakeholder cooperatives, including limited cooperative associations.
Sarah’s experience includes structuring new legal entities, advising on private and public capital-raising campaigns, structuring community investment funds, and co-op conversion transactions. Sarah has been part of the Fellows program of the Sustainable Economies Law Center since 2013. She graduated magna cum laude from Chicago-Kent College of Law and has an A.B. in Ecology from Princeton University.
Cutting Edge Counsel provides a full range of legal services exclusively to social enterprises. From formation through financing to ongoing operations and succession planning. Cutting Edge works with clients in every phase of business development and specializes in innovative capital raise structuring and design. Implementing sustainable business practices in every possible way, helps Cutting Edge and its clients, become driving forces toward a more democratic economy.