In this new and expanding global economy, cooperatives are structuring their business organization in innovative ways. This webinar will address the most widely-known emerging cooperative business model, the new generation cooperative, and the legal, tax, and accounting issues they face. It will also address how credit unions are currently formed from a more traditional cooperative model to a more nuanced-one. Lastly, the webinar will assess cooperatives through the lens of the international arena by providing a brief summary of the International Cooperative Alliance’s strategy of the “Blueprint for a Cooperative Decade.”
Participants will learn:
- What are the economic issues? What led to these recent developments?
- What are the alternatives or opportunities for these new business models?
- The legal, accounting and tax implications
- The government and legislative policy response
- Dick Cisne, Partner, Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP
- Guy Messick, President, Messick & Lauer PC
- Stephanie Smith, Senior Legal Advisor for Cooperative Programs, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Russell Wasson, Director Tax Finance and Accounting Policy, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Who Should Participate?
- Individuals interested in learning about emerging business models in the U.S. economy