California Benefit Corporation Law, From a Legal Lens
How can new entrepreneurs, founders, social enterprises be ready for benefit corporation legislation? Why might new businesses opt to incorporate as a benefit corporation? What makes benefit corporation compelling—from a legal standpoint?
Meet Donald Simon, Attorney and Co-Author of AB 361
These are a few of the questions we asked Donald Simon, Attorney and Partner at Wendel Rosen Black & Dean and Co-Chair of the Legal Working Group. Simon is an environmental activist-turned attorney who has remained steadfast in his passion for conservation causes —having founded two 2 environmental non-profit organizations. He has been a lead attorney in drafting and advocating for AB 361.
We caught up with him after the California State Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on California’s benefit corporation legislation, AB 361.