Cooperatives and credit unions are driven by democratic empowerment and delivery of product and services tailored to the needs of their members. Those priorities give these organizations a different philosophy from other corporate entities—and a unique way of conducting business.
Fasken Martineau’s cooperatives team understands the legal landscape and best practices for co ops and credit unions. We combine this expertise with our knowledge of law and business practices in key industries to provide strategic, integrated and innovative legal advice to our cooperative and credit union clients.
We have a long tradition of working with cooperatives and credit unions in a diverse range of industries, including agriculture and food, education, insurance, financial services and telecoms. Many co-ops and credit unions rely on us for advice related to structural changes, commercial challenges, governance and membership issues, legislative concerns, financing initiatives, acquisitions and other issues.