about the CEC


The Community Enterprise Clinic represents small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area, if the client cannot afford private legal help.  The CEC can assist with the following types of issues:


  • Entity formation

  • Bylaws and corporate governance

  • Applications to the IRS for tax exemption

  • Filing and reporting responsibilities

  • Employment and independent contractor classification

  • Trademark and copyright registration and protection

  • Nondisclosure and non-compete agreements

  • Terms of service and privacy policies

  • Lease negotiation

  • Regulation, permits, and licenses


The CEC will also represent first-time home buyers or affordable housing developers in real estate closings.

The CEC does not become involved in disputes or litigation.

To request services from the CEC please fill out the application form below.

CEC Supervising Attorney:  Paul Tremblay