Connecting Small Business with Legal/Business Support
On Thursday, July 13, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice will host BizGrow, a free groundbreaking event designed to connect existing and potential small business owners with free legal and business support. This event will be held from 1-6 PM at Suffolk Law School (120 Tremont Street) in Boston.
More than 250 small business owners and entrepreneurs are registered for BizGrow.
BizGrow will feature dozens of pro bono attorneys who will be joining forces to assist entrepreneurs with big dreams and limited resources. Volunteer attorneys will provide free one-on-one legal consultations on small business issues, and lead workshops addressing common pitfalls encountered by small businesses such as entity formation, intellectual property, tax, employment, and contracts.
Leaders from the Commonwealth’s top companies will present on crucial business issues such as finances, insurance, marketing, and e-commerce.
Business owners will be free to move between counseling sessions on specific business legal questions and expert-led workshops on business essentials. Business owners who are interested in receiving ongoing free legal assistance may be referred to law firms for pro bono counsel.
BizGrow provides an opportunity for small business owners to network with other entrepreneurs as well as leading legal and business professionals who can help them grow their business and achieve greater success.
Event sponsors include the Lawyers’ Committee’s Economic Justice Project, Suffolk Law School, Millennium Partners, Tufts Health Plan, Goodwin Procter, WilmerHale, Latham & Watkins, Nixon Peabody, Ropes & Gray, Morgan Lewis, Ogletree Deakins, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, Tempus Fugit, Sidley Austin, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Mass Growth Capital Corporation, Eastern Bank, Edward Jones, and Boston Private.