The law firm, Catalyst Law, LLC, launches this month with a vision of creating a new kind of law practice with values and expertise specialized to help support the goals of those businesses, social enterprises, philanthropists, non-profits and individuals whose for profit, non-profit and personal motives are aligned with promoting positive social changes and sustainable communities.
Founded by Harvard Law School and University of Michigan alumna Kate M. H. Kilberg and colleagues Yoon Shin, a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Barnard College at Columbia University, and Kimberly Pray, a graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation, and Brown University, the firm has the exceptional collective experience to successfully guide clients navigating the emerging intersection of law, business, philanthropy and social innovation.
The three friends and colleagues are excited to combine their talents and skills to create an innovative law practice closely aligned with their personal values. The firm offers traditional legal services in the areas of business law, non-profit law, and estate planning and administration. In addition, the firm has established three interdisciplinary practice areas, including Social Enterprise, Philanthropy, and Business Succession Planning.
The firm is an Oregon benefit company, and in addition to innovating with respect to legal practice areas, the firm intends to establish a non-profit affiliate through which it will seek creative ways to make high-quality representation affordable and available to all.