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Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Impact Business

Impact Engine

Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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With the rise of impact-focused businesses and organizations, a myriad of new legal structures have popped up over the last five years to accommodate the mission-meets-profit ethos. From hybrid models to Benefit Corporations, these legal structures are designed to help impact entrepreneurs distinguish themselves among customers, investors, and stakeholders. But how do you know which model is right for your impact organization? To help make sense of it all, Impact Engine has compiled an experienced panel of lawyers, entrepreneurs, and investors who will discuss the legal, financial, and marketing implications of each option—C-Corp, LLC, nonprofit, L3C, Benefit Corporation—and everything in between. You’ll learn about the key differences between these structures and important questions to ask yourself before choosing or changing your legal setup. Audience Q&A to follow.


Suzanne Muchin

Mind + Matter Studio


Nancy Goldstein
Founder and Chief Strategist
Compass(x) Strategy

Brian Hill

Co-Founder and CEO
Jail Education Solutions


Marc Lane

The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C and Chairman at Illinois Task Force on 

Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise


Tasha Seitz

Chief Investment Officer

Impact Engine 


Elise Zelechowski

Director of Social Impact, North America 



A special thanks to our Impact 3 program sponsors: CDW, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Hannah's Bretzel, INVENTABLES, Inc., and Synergy Law Group.

Have questions about Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Impact Business? Contact Impact Engine

When & Where

222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
12th Floor Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60654

Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)

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Impact Engine

Impact Engine supports for-profit businesses addressing today’s societal and environmental challenges. We empower entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors to make a collective impact on society by applying smart business principles to the world’s greatest problems.

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