Using New Hybrid Legal Forms

Three Case Studies, Four Important Questions, and a Bunch of Analysis

With states such as California passing new laws to recognize flexible and social-purpose corporations such as the L3C and benefit corporation, social entrepreneurs are faced with greater flexibility and opportunity when it comes to choosing a legal structure for their social ventures.

This article is written to support individuals and nonprofits who may be considering one of these new legal structures for a new social enterprise. The authors first provide three case studies as the basis for their analysis, and then describe how they go about considering the proper legal form.

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Love the case studies


This is a great article. The case studies are very helpful and apply the analysis to real-life social enterprise.