San Jose Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney Robert Hawn to Co-present at a Seminar on California's New B Corporations

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Robert Hawn, a Silicon Valley Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Attorney with Structure Law Group, LLP will co-present at a seminar on The Benefits of Flexibility: Using California’s Types of Corporations on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00 p.m.

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Robert Hawn, a Silicon Valley Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney with Structure Law Group, LLP will co-present at a seminar on The Benefits of Flexibility: Using California’s Types of Corporations on Tuesday, March 20th at 12:00 p.m.

California recently created two new types of corporations, the flexible benefit corporation and the benefit corporation, also commonly known as “B corporations.” These corporations offer businesses in California the opportunity to operate with a view toward increasing shareholder value while also fulfilling socially beneficial goals.

Mr. Hawn and John Montgomery of Montgomery and Hansen will explore the advantages and disadvantages of these two new entities and discuss how they differ from traditional corporations. The discussion will encompass the historical context of the modern corporation and the two types of corporations will be compared with a focus on which type of corporation is best suited for certain clients. The discussion will also touch on some of the unique issues and opportunities that will arise as companies take advantage of these new corporate forms.

The seminar is being put on by the Santa Clara County Bar Association and is geared towards attorneys. However, non-members of the Santa Clara County Bar Association are able to attend. This presentation is helpful for other members of the community including accountants, CPAs and business owners. The seminar will be held on Tuesday March 20th at 12:00 p.m. To register for the seminar, visit the Santa Clara County Bar Association website at http://www.sccba.com or contact them at 408-287-2557. The cost is $40 for Santa Clara County Bar Association members and $65 for non-members.

About Robert Hawn and Structure Law Group, LLP

Mr. Hawn is an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney with over 25 years of experience practicing in Silicon Valley. His practice focuses on technology start-up companies, with a special emphasis on technology transfer, development, and distribution transactions. Many of his clients are in the software, semiconductor, internet, wireless or medical device industries. He also works with multinational companies in their U.S. market entry activities. Mr. Hawn is frequently a speaker at the California State Bar.

Structure Law Group, LLP is a business law firm located in Silicon Valley with clients located in San Jose, Santa Clara, Palo Alto and surrounding cities. Practice areas include:

  •     Business Litigation
  •     Business Transactions
  •     Start-ups & Financing
  •     U.S. Market Entry
  •     Corporations
  •     Employment
  •     Limited Liability Companies
  •     Mergers & Acquisitions
  •     Partnerships
  •     Real Estate
  •     Tax Planning

For more information about Robert Hawn or Structure Law Group, LLP please go to http://www.structurelaw.com or visit our blog at http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com.

Robert Hawn
Structure Law Group, LLP
(408) 441-7500
bhawn(at)structurelaw(dot)com

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