Elizabeth L. Carter, Esq., LLC is a boutique law firm helping to democratize business capital and the securities legal space through accessible legal services to underrepresented issuers. The firm services clients throughout the U.S. with our main office located in Chicago, IL. 


Most entrepreneurs,  small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits find difficulty in obtaining  the necessary capital for starting, growing, and/or sustaining their enterprises. This is especially true for Black and Latinx-owned businesses where traditional funding sources such as banks, venture capital, and angel investors are often out of reach. The same is true for many nonprofits who find difficulty in getting the funds that they need through traditional philanthropic fundraising.

Our firm is democratizing business capital by creating sustainable avenues for Black, Afro-Latinx, and other historically underrepresented business and non-profit issuers to effectively raise capital from both accredited and non-accredited investors in order to equitably facilitate capital formation and investment opportunities. 

We are also democratizing the securities legal space as one of the very few Black-women owned securities Law firms in the U.S. with the purpose of making the industry more representative and culturally sensitive to underrepresented issuers and investors. We aim to to do this through our Law Clerkship program, Interview Series, and partnering with law schools and other organizations geared towards Black and Afro-Latinx law students.


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