Our attorneys pride themselves on their ability to help clients who consider impact, inclusion, and broader stakeholders as part of their success. We work with clients to form and manage social purpose corporations, benefit corporations, and non-profit organizations, and to think broadly about ownership and financing strategies that align with their social impact goals.
We pride ourselves on our ability to help clients acknowledge and incorporate multiple stakeholders whom our clients wish to ensure have a say in corporate decisions. Our attorneys have an expansive view of the fundraising options available to an impact-oriented enterprise. As a result of our expertise, clients turn to us for creative legal structures for ownership, governance, and fundraising.
We also have substantial experience forming, converting, and helping to manage worker-owned and multi-stakeholder cooperatives, in particular, as well as assisting employees in the purchase of existing businesses. Our attorneys have presented on range of coop-related legal matters publicly, including at programs organized by Collective ReMAKE, the LA Co-op Lab, UCLA Law School, the National Lawyers Guild, and the California Center for Cooperative Development.
Brett Heeger leads the firm’s social enterprise and cooperative efforts. In 2019, he was honored as a Sustainable Economies Law Fellow, a program from the Sustainable Economies Law Center that honors and supports lawyers building resilient local economies.