We actively represent clients in all aspects of the formation and operation of taxable and tax-exempt cooperatives, including obtaining Internal Revenue Service Private Letter Rulings regarding the tax status of such organizations.
“I worked at the Cooperative for many years before I became General Manager. After becoming Manager I relied heavily on Tisinger Vance, P.C.'s knowledge and experience of Cooperative Business Practices, the Enabling Act, and Territorial Law. Their ability to interpret the law and define the issues have contributed greatly to my success. Their advice and counsel have given me the knowledge and confidence to gain the respect of the Board and the employees.”
- Romanous Dotson
General Manager, Altamaha EMC
“Our firm has represented electric membership corporations in Georgia since their formation in the 1930's. During that time we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge concerning legal and member issues faced by cooperatives. That knowledge enables our firm to continue to provide quality and cost-effective representation for electric cooperatives and other businesses that may choose to operate as a cooperative.”
- Richard Tisinger, Sr.
“Cooperatives are a unique form of business organization. They are designed to provide goods and services to consumers where outside investors are unwilling to provide the necessary capital. Few lawyers know anything about cooperatives, but representing cooperatives has been a primary focus of our firm since the 1930's. Indeed, cooperatives are part of our firm's DNA.”