Sustainable Economies Law Center

We provide legal services, educational resources, and policy advocacy to support conversion of conventional businesses to worker cooperatives. We are located in the Bay Area and licensed to practice law in California, so our primary focus for our services are local; however, our legal guides and template documents are being used around the country. We co-produced and published a Legal Guide for Cooperative Conversions, maintain an online cooperative law resource (, provide regular workshops on the benefits and mechanics of conversion, and have supported a few clients with the legal aspects of their conversions. We also helped pass the first Worker Cooperative Corporation law in the state, and are advancing city policies supporting cooperatives and coop conversions in the Bay Area.