We are so excited to have Elizabeth Carter join our team!
Elizabeth is a social enterprise and community development attorney licensed in NY, NJ, and IL (pending). As Principal Attorney of the New Jersey-based law firm The Law Office of Elizabeth L. Carter, Elizabeth represented low and moderate income individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, and government agencies in the areas of real estate, redevelopment, property tax, and various business transactions. In order to provide greater access to legal services to those of low and moderate income, Elizabeth’s practice included flexible payment options for low and moderate income individuals and small start-ups, such as barter and flat-fee arrangements. Prior to her private practice, Elizabeth served as Special Counsel within the City of Newark’s Department of Economic and Housing Development where she assisted in a number of economic development initiatives, including serving as project manager and lead counsel of a $8.1 mill affordable housing cooperative project and authoring the City’s amended tax abatement ordinance which provides tax incentives for inclusionary development by women, racial minorities, and cooperatives. Lastly, Elizabeth founded the Urban Cooperative Enterprise Legal Center, Inc., a nonprofit legal center with a mission to create and support cooperative enterprises within marginalized communities, where she presided over the Board of Directors, served as General Counsel of the organization, and lead the nonprofit’s organizational and programmatic development [for three years] as its Executive Director. Currently, Elizabeth primarily engages in the business legal support of small businesses, cooperatives, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs, especially those that are Black-owned, controlled, and managed.
Cutting Edge has worked with TechSoup for the past three years to provide legal strategy and expertise on their Reg A+ offering, which debuted in November 2018. TechSoup is the first nonprofit to participate in a Reg A and has seen great success in their first year. TechSoup has reached 70% of their overall capital raise goals.
Cutting Edge president, John Katovich, interviewed TechSoup VP of Development, Ken Tsunoda to discuss the successes and obstacles he has experienced in this process. In addition, Ken provides advice for other nonprofits interested in a direct public offering.
The concept of opportunity zones as a innovative and exciting way to bring investment into the poorest parts of US cities has caused heads to turn all over the country. Unfortunately, its gaining too much attention from the wealthiest investors. In August 2019, the NY Times explains how a Trump tax break is making his allies richer while local communities continue to struggle to create businesses. Listen to our June 2019 webinar featuring, Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon as they explain in-depth how to make sure Opportunity Zones are home to community- centered funds, businesses, and investors.
In this webinar, Kim Arnone and Brian Beckon discuss community capital, investment funds, opportunity zones, and local control.
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A big welcome to Sydney–our new Communications and Operations Associate! She’s a Bay Area native and UCSB alumnus. Her background includes stints in social enterprises and impact organizations including working on campaigns to prevent child exploitation and developing and managing youth ministry programs. She will be Cutting Edge’s lead on communications and client outreach including leading our social media, digital content and events and working with our partners to multiply our reach and impact through targeted collaborations. Sydney can be contacted at email@example.com.