Jared Nicholson Assists Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Skadden fellow Jared Nicholson of Lawrence, Massachusetts' Northeast Legal Aid was quoted in a Boston Globe article about a service he started that offers legal advice to people who want to start or grow a business but can't afford an attorney ("Low-Income Entrepreneurs Welcome Added Assistance," Oct. 12). Half of all new companies fail within the first five years, and low-income entrepreneurs face risk because they "are closer to the margin to begin with," Jared said. His client Maria Acevedo "turned to Nicholson to set up a ... business delivering appliances," the article said. "With free legal guidance to register the company and review contracts with manufacturers, the couple is hoping to begin deliveries to the homes of Sears and Walmart customers in October." Maria said of Jared, "I call him for almost everything."

Jared also was quoted in a Daily Item article about a forum held for candidates for councilor at large, ward councilor and the school committee of Lynn, Massachusetts ("Lynn Candidates Mean Business at Forum," Oct. 27). "I work in the community providing free legal help to small businesses that cannot afford it," Jared said, "with the goal of supporting community economic development. And that goal is a big reason I am running for School Committee. I think having great schools for all our kids is so important to our hopes for growth."