Highly Successful Collaboration in Chinatown

Economic Justice

The Economic Justice Project was excited to partner with Ropes & Gray and the Asian American Civic Association again on Wednesday, February 25 for another business legal clinic. A business legal clinic is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to speak one-on-one with an attorney about their discrete business legal issues. After weeks of snowstorms causing us to reschedule many of our EJP events, we were happy that there were no weather complications, as we were eager to provide this valuable resource to Chinatown for the third time.

We had a full schedule for the two hour clinic and even an overflow of participants that kept the Ropes & Gray attorneys busy throughout the entire night. There were 12 entrepreneurs receiving assistance on a range of issues, from real estate, intellectual property, contracts, and choice of entity. The Mass. Office of Business Development was also influential in counseling individuals on city contracts for minority and women-owned businesses and licensing and permitting issues. A business legal clinic that covers the spectrum of counseling and assistance like this event did is the kind of successful event that we continue to have with Chinatown and other EJP communities.