Getting Back to Business Safely: Jared Nicholson Leads Student Team Assisting Small Businesses Bounce Back from Pandemic Closures

Jared Nicholson (‘14), Northeastern University School of Law Associate Clinical Professor and his work with students as director of the pro bono Community Business Clinic, were featured in a News @ Northeastern piece regarding advising Boston’s underserved small businesses on complex pandemic-related legal issues – re-opening under COVID-19 guidelines, rent negotiations, and financial assistance applications. (“They’re Helping Small Businesses Reopen Responsibly,” July 21). “Typically we’re looking to work with people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford a private attorney—because we don’t want to be taking business away from private attorneys, specifically in these neighborhoods where the local attorneys are themselves small businesses. … I’ve been really impressed by the resourcefulness that small business owners have shown. … For us to be able to help out in the way that we can with our legal advice has been a good opportunity for our students and hopefully for the clients that we work with.”