New York associate Rob Esposito recently contributed to an article published in the New York Law Journal titled, “The Case for Pro Bono Support of Social Enterprises.” The article discusses the emergence of social enterprise corporate forms, such as the benefit corporation, and the unique pro bono opportunities these organizations present for transactional attorneys.  The article offers an analytic framework for law firms to determine whether a social enterprise may be eligible for pro bono legal assistance.

Social enterprises are for-profit corporate forms specifically designed to accommodate corporate missions beyond simply maximizing shareholder value that utilize market-based solutions to social and environmental problems.

Source: New York Law Journal