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.