Offers Law Clinic for Business Owners
The Community Economic Development (CED) Clinic is
offered through the Creighton University School of Law
with major financial support from the U.S. Departments
of Agri¬culture and Commerce. Senior Creighton law
students working under the supervision of a CED Clinic
attorney advise and represent small businesses and
entrepreneurs across Nebraska.
The students gain valuable hands-on experience in issues
affecting small businesses, while people looking to
start or maintain a small business who would be
hard-pressed to pay for an attorney get first-rate legal
representation free of charge. The CED Clinic also
offers community education events addressing small
The CED Clinic is designed to supplement the services
that organizations such as the Center for Rural Affairs
and REAP offer to small business people with legal
advice and representation. It assists both startup and
ongoing businesses. Services include:
Pros and cons, including tax
consequences, of various business entities: sole
proprietorship, partnership, limited liability
Creation of a business entity
through preparation of organizational documents such
as articles of incorporation or organization, legal
notices, bylaws, etc.
Employment law, employee/independent
contractor issues, tax withholding requirements for
Trademark and intellectual property.
(The Clinic cannot represent clients seeking to
obtain a patent.)
Legal formalities essential to maintain a given form
of business entity such as a corporation.
Community education presentations in
coordination with organizations such as REAP.
The CED Clinic does not apply hard and fast income
or asset limitations. Their goal is to help people
for whom the cost of an attorney is a substantial
hurdle in their efforts to start or maintain a
REAP clients needing services can call Milo
Alexander, Director of the Community Economic
Development Clinic at 402.280.3068 between the hours
of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central time Monday
through Friday. Several general questions will be
asked about the client’s situation. The Clinic will
then notify the client in writing whether the case
is accepted or not.