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Have you heard of benefit corp and want to know more? Are you a mission-driven company that wants to bake your values into your legal DNA? Interested in learning about a new corporate structure available for Washington, D.C. businesses?
Join B Lab, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, and the DC community of Certified B Corps for a free workshop on the new benefit corporation structure, if it makes sense for your business, how to elect it, benefits, and all the nuts and bolts.
Over 170 companies across the country have already elected the benefit corporation structure, including leaders like King Arthur Flour, Patagonia, and Sun Light & Power. The legislation goes into effect in late February or early March after the Mayor's signature and a 30 day congressional waiting period, and there will be significant press opportunities for first movers in DC who elect benefit corp at that time. This workshop is the first step to making sure your business can be one of them. We will also discuss how to take advantage of the press event when the legislation goes into effect for those who are moving forward with the change. Food and drinks will be served at the seminar.
The event will take place at Drinker Biddle & Reath on 2/7, from 6-8PM, will include presentations from Bill Clark of Drinker Biddle & Reath, author of the model legislation, Laura Jordan, Managing Principal of The Capital Law Firm, PLLC, as well as a representative from B Lab.
Drinker Biddle & Reath is located at 1500 K Street N.W. Washington, DC 20005-1209.
Impatient? For more information about benefit corporation, visit www.benefitcorp.net. If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Keep an eye out for full details for an adoption event in March, the first effective date of the DC benefit corporation legislation. There will be significant press opportunities for the first adopters of the legislation, as seen at a similar CA event: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/11/1053080/-The-Start-of-a-Revolution.
**Please share this invitation with any other companies or contacts that might be interested in benefit corporation legislation.