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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)

Chicago, IL

Choosing the Best Legal Structure for Your Impact Business

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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.
 

-- PARTICIPANTS --


Suzanne Muchin
Principal
Mind + Matter Studio
moderator
 

Nancy Goldstein
Founder and Chief Strategist
Compass(x) Strategy
panelist 


Brian Hill
Co-Founder and CEO
Jail Education Solutions
panelist 


Marc Lane
The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, P.C and Chairman at Illinois Task Force on
Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise
panelist


Tasha Seitz
Chief Investment Officer
Impact Engine 
panelist  


Elise Zelechowski
Director of Social Impact, North America 
ThoughtWorks
panelist 
 

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

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1871
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 is a 16-week accelerator program that 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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