Organizing as a Benefit Corporation: Pursuing Profit and Purpose

Production Date: November 03, 2017 Practice Areas: Business, Corporate, & Securities Law and Non-Profit Estimated Length: 3856 minutes


$ 59 Business, Corporate, & Securities Law and Non-Profit In Stock

Twenty-first century businesses are energized by both “doing good” and “doing well.” They seek to pursue profit in a way that creates a benefit to employees, customers, the environment and the community at large. Thirty-two states (including Delaware) have responded by adopting laws that allow for the creation of “benefit corporations”—entities that engage in for-profit business while committing to create a general public benefit. Organizing as a benefit corporation has both legal and market advantages. This program, taught by Regina M. Robson, a shareholder of Robson & Robson, P.C., will teach you how to create or convert to a benefit entity and understand the legal obligations of operating as a “B” corporation. It will also help you to determine what sorts of businesses might benefit from organizing or converting to this new hybrid form.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the legal context of hybrid entities and its advantages for some businesses
  2. Discuss the process for organizing or converting to a benefit corporation
  3. Identify ongoing legal requirements to operate as a benefit corporation
  4. Gain practice tips for deciding whether to “go benefit”
Bruce M.
Roseville, CA

This was very informative and interesting. I particularly enjoyed learning the historical concept and the case law regarding for-profit corps. This is useful info for guiding several clients, and my own law firm, in the direction of setting goals based on social purposes.

Lucia T.
Enid, OK

She was great, thanks.

Karen H.
Reston, VA

Great instructor.

Julie H.
Charlotte, NC

The speaker was animated, well organized, and very knowledgeable on the subject of benefit corporations.

Mary Anne M.
mechanicsville, VA


Earl B.
Albuquerque, NM

comprehensive summary from an excellent speaker

Thomas K.
Arlington, VA

Great program! Great presenter!