Social Enterprises

From start-up ventures to mature companies, we advise on legal and business issues to form and structure business models, protect assets, help raise capital, establish economic and ESG criteria to measure performance, and navigate marketplace challenges to optimize growth and exhibit environmental/social impact.

Our Work with Social Enterprises

INVENT – Advise on business models, formation and structuring, regulatory concerns and tax considerations.

PROTECT – Advise on complex legal, technical, and practical issues associated with intellectual property; create and maintain privacy and information security frameworks and best practices; and establish labor and employment policies and procedures.

RAISE – Advise on capital raising to support the creation, development, protection, marketing and sales of products.

MEASURE – Integrate impact measurement and management; advise on economic and ESG criteria to measure performance.

GROW – Advise on operational and legal issues including hiring, managing, and compensating personnel, as well as find ways to capitalize on opportunities for strategic partnerships and alliances.

EXIT – Advise on exiting or monetizing including acquisition, IPO, write-off, restructuring, or sale to an investor.

Client Successes

  • Advised Kasha Global Inc., an ecommerce organization which provides women in low-income rural areas of emerging markets with access to affordable health and personal care products, on corporate and financing matters.

  • Represented Tala, a venture capital-funded business which uses technology to provide capital to emerging market consumers, on multiple credit facilities, the proceeds of which were used to finance micro consumer loans in emerging markets.

  • Provided equity capital raising advice to Symmitree Limited, an early stage company which aims to bring mindful independence and meaningful integration to the disadvantaged and displaced through the distribution of biometric smartphones.

  • Represented BlackIvy Group, a values-driven company that builds and grows commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, in connection with equity investments, joint ventures, and other general corporate matters.

  • Represented Aspiration Partners, Inc., an online financial firm offering socially responsible banking and investing products and services, in commercial arrangements and bank charter counseling.

  • Provided payments and contract-related advice to GoalSetter, an online savings and gifting platform for families.

  • Provided contract and securities advice to WeFunder, a crowdfunding service that connects a wide variety of startups with investors aimed at equitizing the investment landscape.

  • Represented Green Base Business Camp, a business education company serving early stage entrepreneurs and corporate entrepreneurs, on IP and technology issues.

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