Community Land Trusts, Limited-Equity Housing Cooperatives, Cooperatives

Technical Assistance Provider

UIC Law – Community Enterprise & Solidarity Economy Clinic (CESEC)

This organization is a 2023-2024 Chicago CWB Initiative Grantee

Technical Assistance Provided:

Advocacy, Governance / Legal, Research

Service Area:



Food Service / Catering
Personal Services
Professional Services
Real Estate Development & Conversion
Urban Agriculture

Accepting New Clients:



CESEC onboards new clients twice a year, in August and January. We always accept new applications.

Who we are:

CESEC provides legal support to nonprofit organizations, cooperatives, community-based businesses in underserved neighborhoods for free. Student attorneys under the supervision of licensed clinical faculty, deliver transactional legal representation to persons with limited financial resources.

How we can help:

We provide transactional legal support including: choice of entity and entity structuring, drafting governance documents such as bylaws or a cooperative agreement, counseling clients on employment regulations, contract drafting, and more.

Learn More:

CESEC Brochure

Check out our brochure for more info on how we can support you

Contact Us:

300 S State St
Chicago, IL 60604
Renee Hatcher

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