Legal Food Hub

Press Releases
Conservation Law Foundation to Support Boston Public Market With Free Legal Assistance
by Carol Gregory

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the Boston Public Market today announced that the Boston Public Market will receive pro bono legal assistance through CLF’s new Legal Services Food Hub.

The Legal Services Food Hub is a project of Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). CLF recruits attorneys to participate in the Legal Services Food Hub and manages the project.

Starting a Business Just Got Easier
by Ben Tettlebaum

Sooner or later, if you’re thinking of starting a business, you’ll need to decide what form it should take. Do you want to start a for-profit? A nonprofit? A cooperative? Wonder if an S Corp might be a better choice than a C Corp? Is a B Corp right for you? What’s the difference between…

CLF’s Pro Bono Legal Services Food Hub Helps Boston Food Entrepreneurs
by Molly Norton

Earlier this year, two young Boston entrepreneurs were in the thick of starting a food business. Their idea was to start a food truck in low-income Boston neighborhoods where they would cook and serve on-the-go meals made with ingredients sourced from local farms. Through this venture, the duo aimed to increase access to healthy, affordable,…

Press Releases
Conservation Law Foundation Launches Legal Services Food Hub To Connect Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, Related Organizations With Pro Bono Legal Services
by Jason Shemenski

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today launched the Legal Services Food Hub, a first-in-the-nation network that will connect lower income farmers, brewers, cheesemakers, food-related organizations and others in the Massachusetts and New England agriculture economy with pro bono legal services to help start, grow, and operate their businesses.

WANTED: Transactional Lawyers for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs
by Elena Mihaly

Imagine you’d like to start a local farm. You’ll want land, equipment, seeds, and that special ingredient that few people think about: a lawyer. Surprised? You’re not alone! Few people recognize how necessary lawyers are in building the farms, food businesses, and food cooperatives that make up our local food system. Acquiring land, negotiating agricultural…