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WORKSHOP | Legal Basics for Intentional Communities

August 18, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT , 2-hour Live Workshop

Register below to join on Tuesday, August 18th | 1pm pacific / 4pm eastern (See your local time)



About this Workshop

Get your community project on solid legal footing! This workshop will cover some of the legal basics for starting or sustaining and intentional community. We’ll examine the importance of good governing documents; specifically equity, governance, and buy in/buy out provisions. We’ll look at the need to understand zoning, building, and land use regulations. And we’ll examine the practical implications of different legal structures for holding land collectively.


We will specifically focus on understanding:
  • The importance and structure of equity and buy out formulas.
  • The basics of zoning and building regulations and how they impact community structure.
  • Several common forms of collective land holding.



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About Clifford Paulin:

Clifford Paulin holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona, a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Study in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, a mediation certificate from the Center for Understanding in Conflict, and advanced facilitation training from Synectics LLC. Mr. Paulin’s legal practice has focused on transactional law, non-profit law, and community law since 2006. He also has extensive experience in mediation in both individual and group settings. He has facilitated strategic planning and other processes for groups in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Paulin is also a co-founder of The Oak Granary, a land-based environmental education non-profit in Potter Valley, California. Mr. Paulin has served on the board of directors of several non-profit and government bodies. He has been involved in planning and political efforts on local and county levels. Learn more at: cliffordpaulin.com




August 18, 2020
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
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