Elizabeth L. Carter, ESQ
Elizabeth is a crowdfunding securities attorney who represents startups, small businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, and other social enterprises with the legal strategy and compliance of raising capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors. She currently serves on a number of Advisory Boards including the Advisory Boards of Seaway, A Division of Self-Help Federal Credit Union; National Public Housing Museum; and the Lawndale Christian Community Development Corporation of Chicago [please provide hyperlinks to these]
Prior, Elizabeth has provided legal representation to individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, and government agencies in various community economic development initiatives, including serving as General Counsel to a Black-owned limited-equity housing cooperative with over two hundred affordable housing units for seniors, and persons of low income; and acting as Special Counsel within the Department of Economic and Housing Development of the City of Newark where she provided lead counsel to an $8.1 million affordable housing cooperative project and authored the City's amended tax abatement ordinance which provides tax incentives for inclusionary development by women, racial minorities, and cooperatives.
Elizabeth also founded and served as Lead Counsel & Executive Director of the Urban Cooperative Enterprise Legal Center, Inc. (@ucelc), a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to create and support cooperative enterprises within marginalized communities in order to promote local sustainability.