A new “go-to” law firm for Portland’s social entrepreneurs
Recently Portland Business Journal featured Catalyst Law, placing emphasis on one type of client served by the firm:
“The trio will unite its expertise in business law, estate planning and nonprofits to help social startups at Hatch and beyond with the complexities of operating businesses. They have special expertise in marrying for-profit enterprises with nonprofit divisions, akin to the Mozilla model.”
Amy Pearl, founder of Hatch Innovation, helped establish CPO (Community Public Offering) in Oregon, which is authorized under the 2012 federal Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The law allows states to create securities exemptions for in-state investing.
Catalyst Law assists startups interested in raising money under the Oregon program.