The Community Enterprise Project

The mission of the Community Enterprise Project is to participate in facilitating community economic development* in traditionally low opportunity communities in Greater Boston, operating under the belief that lack of access to legal services should never be an impediment to a community seeking to participate or have a voice in its own development.  The Community Enterprise Project (CEP) works to stimulate business development, increase access to capital, promote job growth, and enable sustainable affordable home ownership.

CEP provides transactional legal assistance to individual and corporate clients, business assistance providers, non-profit organizations, community development corporations and other community based organizations in many areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • business formation
  • contract review and negotiation
  • commercial financing
  • commercial leasing
  • real estate purchase and sales
  • business acquisitions
  • arts and entertainment
  • intellectual property
  • non-profit formation
  • permitting and licensing 


In addition to offering legal services, CEP also partners with community organizations to identify organizational and community needs and develop comprehensive (legal and non-legal) strategies to address those needs. To this end, CEP often facilitates community workshops on legal issues relevant to small businesses, non-profit organizations, and the populations they serve.

  *Community economic development is locally-based economic development activity advocated by or originating in the community and which benefits the community in the creation and maintenance of jobs, housing, equity growth, business opportunities, and accessible goods and services.
Last modified: October 09, 2013

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