Legal Structures for Social Good: Thursday November 17 

Though most people know StartSomeGood best for our focus on helping social good ventures raise both the financial capital necessary to transform their ideas into action and impact, and the relational capital to rally their supporters behind their vision, we also promote a third crucial pillar: intellectual capital.  To this end, we host webinars aimed at arming social entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to be better equipped to take on the myriad challenges they face.  

Though our webinar series is normally restricted just to ventures on our site, in recognition of the broad interest in this month’s topic, we want to open up November’s webinar to the entire SSG community.  Keen to learn more?  Read on!

What: This webinar is focused on the most basic decision facing the social entrepreneur: How do you know when a for-profit or non-profit legal structure make the most sense for your social business? The presentation will cover the latest trend towards “hybrid” legalstructures, including the introduction and availability of the Benefit Corporation, L3C (low profit limited liability company), and Flexible Purpose Corporation in the United States. There will also be reference to similar structures available to social entrepreneurs across the globe, including the increasingly popular Community Interest Company recently authorized in the U.K.

Who: Peter studied political science and classical studies as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. He received his law degree from Seattle University School of law, graduating summa cum laude. Peter’s practice focused on environmental and land use law and litigation until about 6 months ago when he was presented with the opportunity to start the Apex Law Group with his current partners. Now at Apex Law, Peter’s practice centers on the legal issues facing a start-up businesses, and he focuses on helping entrepreneurs seeking to make a social impact with their venture. Peter enjoys an inspiring presentation and he loves to spend time with his family enjoying the culture and outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

When: Thursday November 17 at 4pm US Pacific time/7pm US EDT/11am Australian EST (Friday 18th)/1pm New Zealand DT (Friday 18th).

RSVP: Spaces are very limited, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  To secure your spot, please email hello@startsomegood.com for webinar details.

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