This Week's Guest:


Air Date: December 1, 2022
Cooperative Development, Legal and Policy

Jason Wiener, Co-founder of the Colorado Cooperative Developers, discusses the Employee Ownership Movement and Ecosystem in Colorado

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This week Vernon will interview Jason Wiener, Principal of Jason Wiener|p.c., and co-founder of the Colorado Cooperative Developers. Vernon and Jason will discuss information on the employee ownership movement and ecosystem in Colorado.

Jason Wiener, is Principal of a boutique law and business consulting practice, Jason Wiener|p.c., and an Employee Ownership Commissioner, at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Jason’s specialty is in cooperative law, shared ownership models, cooperative finance, regenerative capital and financing strategies, sustainable economies law, teal lawyering, virtual outside general counsel, and worker-ownership. Jason has also advised numerous clients through socially responsible financings, including through membership capital campaigns, private offerings, and qualified intrastate public offerings.

Jason holds a B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where he received honors with a concentration in international law. Jason has served on the Boards of several worker-owned businesses around the country, including Stocksy United, Equal Exchange and Colorado recovery. Jason’s specialty is in cooperative law, shared ownership models, cooperative finance, regenerative capital and financing strategies, sustainable economies law, teal lawyering, virtual outside general counsel, and worker-ownership. Jason has advised on more than a dozen worker-cooperative conversions, several multi-stakeholder ownership conversions, and more than a dozen platform cooperatives.

Our host, Vernon Oakes, is a consummate advocate for cooperatives. He is a Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and he’s served on several boards and committees to advance the interests of cooperatives. Recently, he served on the Limited Equity Cooperative Task Force, established by Anita Bonds, At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia. Vernon is an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community, by promoting the added value of the cooperative business model. 

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