CIVIL RIGHTS & SOCIAL IMPACT
Our social impact work helps entrepreneurs bring about positive social change through a for-profit company.
The civil rights group strives to curate available resources into one handy guide.
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The nonprofit team at GCS is dedicated to assisting nonprofits with incorporation, tax compliance, advocacy, and dissolving. If a nonprofit has any issue, GCS can assist.
We can assist with any of the following matters:
Employment and independent contractor agreements, handbooks, stock options, etc.
Employment disputes involving wrongful discharge, family and medical leave, discrimination, wage and hour violations, and reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, disability, or religion
Counseling employers on state and federal labor standards including workplace safety and health
Representing workers with employment discrimination based on race, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other protected classes
Contesting unfair denial of unemployment insurance benefits
We help entrepreneurs expand their companies by providing guidance and assistance in drafting various legal documents, including operating agreements, equity transactions, etc. GC also assists on compliance issues, whether it be with the SEC or with individual states to ensure that our clients are able to legally market their to prospective investors. More broadly, the social impact team tries to streamline the process of getting to market by creating guides on how to form an LLC. Many people don’t have or simply don’t know how to access the legal resources and information needed to start a business on their own. Through these business formation guides, GC hopes to make this legal knowledge more accessible to entrepreneurs. By empowering more changemakers, more and more ideas can sprout into actual companies benefitting a worthwhile cause.
The civil rights work group is GC’s newest addition. Our first project concerned your rights as a protestor, and is posted on the GC blog. In the future, the civil rights work group will publish new developments which may be of note for GC clients, such as the Supreme Court decision regarding employment discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community. In addition, the work group will focus on how far we, as a non-profit, can push the boundaries of advocacy to bring about positive progressive change.
Good Counsel assists startups in developing an intellectual property strategy that most aligns with their business' goals. We advise clients on how best to protect their intellectual property. We predominantly work with trademark registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). We can also assist in a startup's registration for copyrights. Good Counsel can work with a client to help identify what may require patent protection but does not submit patent applications with the USPTO.