• Creating the worker and consumer owned High Five Co-op Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Advising UFCW International and Local 1000 at Homeland Grocery Stores in negotiating an ESOP that includes corporate board seats and a representation agreement for existing and new stores, in 2011.
  • Serving as general counsel for MBC Ventures, Inc. unionized 100% ESOP Advising Creative Community Pathways and Urban Neighborhood Initiatives in developing worker cooperatives.
  • Designing the highly participative ESOP for the Carris Corporate Community.
  • Creating and advising Sub Chapter S company ESOP for Exhibit Works, Inc.
  • Serving as general counsel for Mustard Tree Cooperative (housing).
  • Designing worker co-ops for the SW Detroit Construction Co-op and for the UAW at Franklin Forge.
  • Designing a co-op style ESOP and corporate structure at Republic Container for the USW.
  • Providing employee ownership pre-feasibility studies for the states of Michigan, Ohio and Maryland.
  • Creating a democratic, 100% ESOP buyout for the IAM at North Coast Brass.
  • Representing the UFCW in negotiating majority ownership at the Rosauers Supermarket chain.
  • Providing advice to PACE International Union concerning numerous potential employee buyouts.
  • Assisting Gas Workers Local 80, SEIU in the merger of MichCon into Detroit Edison
  • Providing employee ownership advice for these unions or their members organized into buyout committees: UAW, USWA, IAM, UPIU, Carpenters, IBEW, OPEIU, Teamsters, Boilermakers, ALPA, SEIU, AIW, UFCW, Visiting Nurses, Independent Union of National Forge Employees and others.
  • Teaching employee/board of director members and ESOP trustees (including union members) their duties, and teaching union representatives how to successfully negotiate employee ownership through UAW and PACE education programs, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, the Worker Ownership Institute, the National Center for Employee Ownership, the AFL-CIO George Meany Center for Labor Studies and University of Wisconsin School for Workers
  • Convening and providing organizational help to the Detroit Community Cooperative (DCC)