Business and Corporate (California Practice)

Benefit Corporations: The Future of Capitalism (California) - Non-CLE Version


This course provides an overview of the next big thing in corporate law, the Benefit Corporation. The presenter gives an overview of the legal architecture necessary to support this emerging sustainable business paradigm, where corporations exist to optimize good for society and the environment as well as profits for their shareholders.
This course addresses the Benefit Corporation Law as it pertains to California.

NOTE: This course is not available for CLE credit.

*iPad Compatible


I. Benefit Corporations: The Next Big Thing in Corporate Law
        A. Historical Context
        B. Corporate Lack of Social and Environmental Conscience
        C. A Changing World
        D. What Should Corporate Moral Responsibility Be?
        E. The Benefit Corporation
            1. What Is It?
            2. Differences from California General Corporation Law
            3. Why Become a Benefit Corporation?
            4. What Makes a Benefit Corporation Different?
            5. Certified B Corporation vs. Benefit Corporation
            6. Transparency Requirements
            7. Enforcement
        F. Steps for Becoming a Benefit Corporation
            1. Starting from Scratch
            2. Converting an Existing C Corporation

Content Provided

Montgomery & Hansen, LLP began business in 2003 as Montgomery Law Group, LLP. Though the firm itself is fairly young, its attorneys collectively have decades of experience and have acted as lead counsel on transactions worth billions of dollars.

M&H was founded on the principle that a client’s interests are best served by attorneys who focus on a particular area of the law. As other firms have added practice areas indiscriminately, M&H has limited its practice to what the firm does best—build successful companies.

Being a company builder means many things. It means long, unpredictable hours, a willingness to be “always on” and a tolerance for risk that is unusual in our industry.

But, more than anything, it means a tireless commitment to surrounding clients with an ever-expanding group of people with complimentary talents and skills. M&H has been called a “Keiretsu,” a “Virtual Incubator” and an “Accelerator.”

Whatever term is appropriate, it is the ability to connect people that makes Montgomery & Hansen truly special.


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: FREE


Course Code : 771947

Release Date : 04/22/2014

Recorded Date : 3/17/2014
Length : 50min

Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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