Workshop: Structuring Social Enterprises: Legal Rules of Engagement
The workshop will introduce participants to the broad range of legal issues they may encounter when they set out to organize a social venture and the consequences that may result from different organizational structures. After an initial discussion to introduce key concepts, we will review case studies and address specific issues and structuring questions raised by participants. Attendees will leave the workshop better able to identify relevant legal issues associated with structuring and operating social ventures in order to maximize social impact, achieve desired outcomes and facilitate business decisions.
Tomer Inbar is a partner at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler. He represents U.S. and international tax-exempt organizations in a broad range of structural and operating matters, including tax and corporate issues, regulatory compliance, governance, operational policies and procedures, audits, unrelated business income tax issues, and executive compensation matters. He regularly advises on an array of corporate transactions, such as joint ventures and the establishment of for-profit subsidiaries, corporate restructuring, private equity fund formation, and licensing and service arrangements.
Among Mr. Inbar’s clients are public charities, private foundations, colleges and universities, economic development corporations and museums and cultural institutions, many of which are active worldwide.
Mr. Inbar is a regular speaker at programs for tax-exempt organizations. Recent topics have included corporate governance, charitable investment funds, lobbying by charitable organizations, legal aspects of program-related investments, and board governance considerations and liability concerns.