[Orange_County_Permaculture] June 3 & 4/Legal Strategies for Social Enterprise and Sharing Economy Santa Barbara

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue May 17 07:31:54 PDT 2011

Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
The Legal Landscape of Social Enterprise & the Sharing Economy

with Janelle Orsi & Jenny Kassan
Evening Talk, Friday, June 3, 7-9pm 2011
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
Admission $10/$5 students & seniors
"What do you call a lawyer who helps people share, cooperate, barter, 
foster local economies, and build sustainable communities? That 
sounds like the beginning of a lawyer joke, but actually, it's the 
beginning of new field of law practice..." Janelle Orsi

	W e all want a more sustainable society, but what are the 
legal implications and changes needed to move society beyond the 
ongoing legal/illegal dance of sustainability and the challenges of 
emerging local economies?

Please join Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi from the Sustainable Law 
Center (SELC) http://www.selc.org  for a stimulating discussion of 
sharing economies, collaborative consumption, social enterprise, and 
other intriguing and promising trends affecting our local economies 
and livelihoods. 

Urban agriculture, community-owned enterprises with locally raised 
capital, local currencies, barter economies, worker-owned 
cooperatives, intentional communities, car sharing, these are many of 
the key ingredients in the transition to more sustainable local 
economies.  What are the possibilities, the challenges, and the 
practical and legal barriers?  How might these trends transform our 
communities and what steps can we all take to catalyze change?

The evening talk takes place on Friday, June 3, 7-9:30pm, at the 
Santa Barbara Public Library, Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu Street, 
Santa Barbara. Donation $10 general/$5 students & seniors; no 
reservations/pay at the door.

  Available at the event, Nolo Press book "The Sharing Solution", 
co-authored by Janelle Orsi

~Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-Profit~
  More information, visit  www.sbpermaculture.org, 
margie at sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571.


"Legal Strategies for Social Enterprise and Sustainable Economies"
with Jenny Kassan & Janelle Orsi
from the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC)

Workshop, Saturday, June 4, 9am-Noon, 2011
Santa Barbara Recreation Center, 100 E. Carrillo St, Santa Barbara
Admission Limited to 45 attendees
Lawyer 3 MCLE Credits, $125 (early bird $100 by May 27)
General Public $70 (early bird $50 by May 27)
To sign up for the workshop, please go to EventBrite for payment & 



Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi, pioneers in the new field of 
Sustainability Law, invite entrepreneurs, attorneys, and 
community-members to learn about the possibilities and challenges 
presented by an economy built around unique enterprise models, 

social enterprise
cooperative enterprise
community-owned enterprise
community-supported enterprise
enterprise in "private club" contexts
nonprofit/for-profit hybrids
micro-enterprise and "nano-enterprise"
barter/gift economy enterprise

Presenters will showcase innovative organizations and enterprises, 
and discuss their place in the movement to build sustainable and 
localized economies. Participants will learn about the new 
organizational structures designed for social enterprise, and the 
interactions of social enterprise and nonprofit tax exemption. In 
addition, the workshop will address the unique legal barriers and 
grey areas that arise in efforts to build more sustainable economies, 
including those relating to securities laws, employment laws, tax 
laws, zoning laws, and consumer protection laws.

Jenny Kassan and Janelle Orsi are co-directors of the 
<http://www.sustainableeconomieslawcenter.org/>Sustainable Economies 
Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of more sustainable 
and localized economies through education, research, and advocacy to 
support practices such as barter, sharing, cooperatives, urban 
agriculture, shared housing, local currencies, community-supported 
enterprises, and local investing. Janelle and Jenny are co-authors of 
the American Bar Association's forthcoming book, "Sharing Law: 
Understanding the Legal Landscape of the Sharing Economy".

Jenny Kassan is an attorney and community development consultant, 
specializing in creative capital raising and socially responsible 
ventures. She is the Managing Director of 
<http://www.katovichlaw.com/>Law Group, and CEO of 
<http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com/>Cutting Edge Capital. Her legal 
practice areas include small business start-up and financing, 
securities regulation, nonprofit law, business agreements, real 
estate development, franchising, cooperatives, and assessment 
districts. Jenny earned a masters degree in City and Regional 
Planning from the University of California at Berkeley and earned her 
J.D. from Yale Law School.

Janelle Orsi is a "sharing lawyer" in private practice, specializing 
in helping communities share housing and cars, form cooperatives, 
launch urban farming initiatives, and form social enterprises. She is 
co-author of "The Sharing Solution: How to Save Money, Simplify Your 
Life & Build Community" (Nolo Press 2009). Janelle earned her J.D. 
from the UC Berkeley School of Law.

The workshop takes place on Saturday, June 4, 9am-Noon, at the Santa 
Barbara Recreation Center,100 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, 
CA.  Reservations are required, sign up and pay (including by 
check)on EventBrite:


~Sponsored by Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Non-Profit~
  More information, visit  www.sbpermaculture.org, 
margie at sbpermaculture.org, (805) 962-2571.

Event Supporters:  SB Independent, SBCC Center for Sustainability, 
SBCC Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, 
Permaculture Credit Union, Loa Tree, Slow Money Santa Barbara 
Chapter, Island Seed & Feed, Permaculture Guild of Santa Barbara, 
Nutiva, Green2Gold, Johnny Sacko, UCSB Sustainability Program, Oasis 
Design, The Sustainability Project, Owen Dell & Associates, & the 
Fund for Santa Barbara.

More Info/Resources:
Sustainable Economies Law Center 
Janelle Oris, Lawyer <http://janelleorsi.com/>http://janelleorsi.com/

Jenny Kassan, Lawyer
President Cutting Edge Capital    http://www.cuttingedgecapital.com
Katovich Law Group   http://www.katovichlaw.com


(805) 962-2571
P.O. Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190
margie at sbpermaculture.org

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