Organizing as a Benefit Corporation: Pursuing Profit and Purpose

(248 Ratings)

Produced on: November 03, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 64 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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”


Regina M. Robson

Robson & Robson, P.C.

Regina M. Robson is an experienced corporate attorney focusing her practice on general corporate law, contracts, regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions.

Working as an assistant general counsel and divisional vice president of a Fortune 200 company for more than eighteen years, Ms. Robson has experience with a broad range of corporate and regulatory issues. She has broad experience with a variety of contractual arrangements including complex procurement agreements, employment agreements, including consulting and non-compete agreements, and licensing and distributorship arrangements. She has also represented both private and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Robson is an award-winning Professor at the Erivan K. Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She teaches classes in law and ethics to both undergraduate and graduate level students and entrepreneurs.


Mary Lee C.

This seminar presenter was very clear to understand on a new corporation subject.

Pauline M.

Well organized and easy to follow along.

Albert Noel G.

Really thorough and interesting presentation by a very engaging and attention-holding presenter. This is a presenter I can see myself working with in the future.

Jenelle E.

Presenter was very knowledgeable.

Lydia Z.

Really enjoyed this one.

Paige C.

Great speaker!

Salvatore M. L.

superb course

Ana M.

Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.

David S.

Very good.

Kimberly U.

I really enjoyed the presentation. Very well done!

Brendan B.

Enjoyed the historical context.

Laura c.

Wonderful presentation!

Elizabeth C.

Excellent speaker and novel topic.

Sheila S.

Excellent presentation and presenter.

Scott R.


Bruce M.

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.

She was great, thanks.

Karen H.

Great instructor.

Julie H.

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

Mary Anne M.


Earl B.

comprehensive summary from an excellent speaker

Thomas K.

Great program! Great presenter!

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