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Who is the L3C Entrepreneur?
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Marc Lane provides his insight and expertise regarding the developing L3C movement in this researched whitepaper written and published by interSector Partners, L3C. Click here to view whitepaper. Whitepaper Excerpts: Marc Lane, attorney, entrepreneur and advocate, says that the Illinois reporting has not been a negative issue so far with his L3C...
10 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gifting is good. Gifting to children to lock in the $5.12 million estate planning tax exclusion is very good—except when clients gift away too much. "We have had clients make such large gifts before they consulted their financial advisor to see if they could 'afford' to make such a gift and still maintain their own standard of living in retirement,"...
How Social Entrepreneurship is Changing Chicago (and the World)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Starting a business? There's never been a better time to do well by doing good. Chicago is experiencing a surge in startups that combine good-for-society goals with good-for-the-bottom-line business. Based on my experience with the Chicago-based startup Kauzu and conversations with others, I see three big reasons for the growing popularity of social...
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition Supplemented
Monday, October 8, 2012
Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition By Marc J. Lane Now Comprehensively Supplemented! Representing Corporate Officers, Directors, Managers, and Trustees, Second Edition is a guide to the practical aspects of corporate governance for attorneys, officers, directors, managers, and trustees. The introduction of...
Exploring the L3C for the Arts
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
If you're curious about the prospects of the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) business entity for arts and cultural enterprise, and you're in or near New York on November 16, then get thee to Columbia University between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. I'll be moderating an afternoon symposium on that very topic featuring many of the experts on the form and its...
Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise
Monday, September 24, 2012
Social Enterprise Alliance posted on September 17, 2012 in Member News On August 22, the Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise held its first meeting. You can read about the mandate of the task force here. SEA is pleased to note that the task force includes several SEA members, including the Chicago Chapter Board's...
If You're Anti-Guns Or Against Abortion And Pornography Or Don't Like Testing On Animals There's Always Socially Responsible Investing
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Late last year, after discovering that their school's $854-million endowment held shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), a group of students at Middlebury College in Vermont joined three asset management funds and five Catholic orders in calling for the company to reveal potential financial risks from the environmental impact related to Canadian tar sands...
IRS Rules Could Help the Fledgling L3C Corporate Form
Friday, May 4, 2012
In what could be big news for not only for profits, recently released proposed rules from the IRS could give a major boost to a fledgling corporate form called the L3C. The regulations relate to program-related investments (PRIs), a type of investment foundations are allowed to make. Just so you know, the L3C is a type of LLC for for-profit companies...
SE: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs (Marc Lane)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Marc Lane, arguably the most prolific writer in the social enterprise sector, last year wrote another one of his useful books, entitled: Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Drive Entrepreneurs. It's a good book to glance through, and even more important, to have nearby on your bookshelf for when you have a legal question about social enterprise. For a...
Where Did Social Enterprise Come From, Anyway?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Businesses, even those outside the realm of greedy corporate drones, are designed to earn a profit. Other priorities, like environmental sustainability or job creation, are reached only through happy accidents or marketing ploys to help companies make more money. Surely, if you're raking in the dough, you can't be making a difference—at least not on...
Marc J Lane Named a 2012 Super Lawyer
Monday, January 9, 2012
Marc J. Lane has been named by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2012. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is...
Chicago Microfinance Conference-A Closing "Fireside" Chat with Premal Shah of Kiva
Thursday, May 12, 2011
At the closing of the Chicago Microfinance Conference, Premal Shah, president of Kiva, sits down for a Q & A keynote with Marc J. Lane, founder & president of Marc J. Lane Wealth Group. Shah shares the story of how he moved from PayPal to help grow the nascent Kiva with Matt Flannery and Jessica Jackley, and discussed the growth, current state and...
SuperLawyer for Social Change
Monday, February 28, 2011
Marc J. Lane, professor of Social Enterprise at Northwestern University School of Law and an expert on social enterprise and entrepreneurship, speaks with GoodB's Monika Mitchell. Says Marc: “Lawyers have a professional duty to be agents of change and to proactively empower clients to help solve social problems.” Click HERE to listen to the...
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