The Benefit Corporation: 2015 Update

(697 Ratings)

Produced on: December 18, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

As socially responsible entrepreneurship has gained a foothold in the U.S., some states have created a whole new entity type to accommodate the growing sector: the Benefit Corporation (B-Corp.). Although there are many benefits to forming a B-Corp. such as liability protection and investment incentives, an attorney must counsel the client as to the potential dangers as well. This course, led by attorney Todd Kulkin, is a primer on the B-Corp. and will prepare you to identify when the use of such is appropriate, when the use is not appropriate, and how to spot certain issues before they arise.  

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand where/when the B-Corp. is the right option 

II.    Identify the liability issues regarding B-Corps

III.   Grasp strategies to defend a B-Corp. in a stockholder action

IV.   Become familiar with the procedures to become a B-Corp., including registration

V.    Discuss investment/marketing strategies for B-Corps

VI.   Recognize the unique tax treatment of benefit corporations

Faculty

Todd Kulkin

Law Offices of Todd Kulkin

Todd Kulkin specializes in providing legal advice to small/medium sized businesses, start-ups, and non-for-profit organizations. He started his legal career at a large New York law firm. While working for that firm, his time was split between two practice areas: general liability defense and providing corporate and regulatory advice to major corporations. He uses his experience as a civil defense litigator to advise clients about their liability posture and how to mitigate. He left the firm to start his own practice in 2012 and, since then, has expanded his expertise to intellectual property and socially responsible entrepreneurship. Todd graduated with Honors from Brandeis University and with a J.D. in Financial Transactions from University at Buffalo (SUNY) School of Law.

 

An animal lover, Todd sits as Director of Corporate Relations for Mighty Mutts & Meows: a no-kill, 501c3, all volunteer animal rescue organization in New York City.

 

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Salvatore M. L.

nice

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Katherine W.

great course!

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Raymond G.

Very good and engaging speaker. Interesting and informative course.

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Stephen W.

Todd was an excellent (very engaging) presenter

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Paul P.

extremely informative

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Yan S.

good presenter, made the subject interesting

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tim r.

Very engaging speaker. I've enjoyed his presentations, this being my second.

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Daniel B.

excellent presenter, one of the best on lawline from my experience

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Krista M.

He was a great speaker. So enthusiastic and informative.

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Kristin B.

nice presentation!

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Jill K.

He was an excellent and informative presenter.

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sudha r.

great presenter

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Rebecca H.

Interesting.

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Lester M.

CLEAR CONCISE PRESENTATION

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Annette B.

Great job. Very informative.

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John D.

The presenter did a very good job in making this topic interesting...

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Jeffrey R.

Excellent speaker

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Michael E W.

Excellent presentation. He should do more.

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Richard H.

Well done and very helpful. Thank you!

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William Troy H.

Enjoyed his speaking. Very easy on the ears.

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Ronald B.

Excellent presentation

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Tom G.

Interesting topic that I had no knowledge of.

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Matthew K.

This program was very well done!

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Jonathan E.

Fast paced and informative

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Brian F.

Todd Kulkin is one of the better speakers on Lawline. Always insightful, knows his stuff and very articulate. He covers a lot of information without being tedious and boring like some of the other speakers on Lawline

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Scott B.

I would have preferred a longer program. The speaker was very engaging -- made the hour go by relatively quickly.

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Thomas G.

best for attornet interested in this area

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Benjamin W.

Great speaker, engaging

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Alisha W.

Great Course!

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