We are now a Certified B Corp!

Catalyst Law is thrilled to share that the firm is now a Certified B Corp! We are dedicated to serving our values-driven clients with high-quality and friendly legal services, while at the same [...]

Part 1: Structuring a Social Enterprise: For-Profit Options

Choosing a Legal Structure for Your Social Enterprise At Catalyst Law, we define a “social enterprise” as any organization that has elements of “doing well financially by doing good.”  Under this [...]

A Dazzle of Zebras are Changing Business

A “zebra company” is one whose business model strives for both purpose and profit. We’re thrilled when we have an opportunity to help zebra companies develop the legal structure [...]

New Tax Benefit for Benefit Companies

Benefit companies now enjoy a new tax advantage over traditional corporate entity types. In October 2016, the IRS announced that benefit companies’ advertising expenses are deductible as a [...]

Nonprofit Affiliate, The Commons Law Center

Catalyst Law is rooted in community and committed to creative problem-solving – it’s why we founded the firm with an emphasis in social enterprise law. As our way of giving back, we are proud & [...]

Choosing the Right Social Enterprise Legal Structure

Many clients come to us with a business idea or a blossoming enterprise, coupled with a desire to do good – not just good business, but a desire to create or promote a positive social impact. [...]

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 [...]