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.
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
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.
Very good and engaging speaker. Interesting and informative course.
Todd was an excellent (very engaging) presenter
good presenter, made the subject interesting
Very engaging speaker. I've enjoyed his presentations, this being my second.
excellent presenter, one of the best on lawline from my experience
He was a great speaker. So enthusiastic and informative.
He was an excellent and informative presenter.
CLEAR CONCISE PRESENTATION
Great job. Very informative.
The presenter did a very good job in making this topic interesting...
Excellent presentation. He should do more.
Well done and very helpful. Thank you!
Enjoyed his speaking. Very easy on the ears.
Interesting topic that I had no knowledge of.
This program was very well done!
Fast paced and informative
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
I would have preferred a longer program. The speaker was very engaging -- made the hour go by relatively quickly.
best for attornet interested in this area
Great speaker, engaging