Social Enterprise

Social enterprise law is a new and evolving area of law for mission-driven businesses that want to “do good while doing well”. With our depth and experience forming and advising both nonprofit and for-profit entities regarding proper entity selection and structure, governance, and compliance, our Social Enterprise practice group offers social entrepreneurs a full range of legal services.

Our services include:

  • Advising entrepreneurs regarding the most effective legal structure for their social enterprise business plan
  • Formation of a social enterprise entity, such as a Benefit Corporation, Flexible Purpose Corporation, Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (“L3C”), or nonprofit corporation
  • Performing corporate and employment law compliance, business and tax planning for social enterprises
  • Advising on and structuring joint ventures between businesses, nonprofit organizations, and/or social enterprises
  • Assisting a nonprofit organization to spin off a commercial enterprise into a for-profit or social enterprise entity

Whether focused on a double-bottom line or a triple-bottom line, we can provide a social entrepreneur with legal and tax counsel tailored to the specific needs of an organization applying market-based approaches to solve social problems.


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