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Can a Law Firm Be a B-Corporation?

March 5, 2012 by Carolyn Elefant

For new lawyers in search of a practice area, social entrepreneurship is all the rage. For those unfamiliar with the term, social entrepreneurship is the business of using business to focus on and solve social problems rather than simply generating shareholder profits. Social entrepreneurship is an evolving body of the law, requiring knowledge of both […]

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Guest Post: LLC As A Business Structure for Shinglers

January 16, 2006 by Carolyn Elefant

Fellow shingler Frank Yunes (, a trusts and estates attorney from Lexington, MA has an idea for a New Year’s Resolution [which I have not been timely in posting – CE] Frank writes: I just finished the process of forming a single-member LLC for my law firm. I wonder how many of us out there […]

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What Do You Call Yourself?

April 12, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

The Greatest American Lawyer ponders a fascinating question:¬† what should we call practitioners who are not in a partnership based law firm, if not solo practitioners?. GAL writes: As many of you already know, I have taken issue with the term “solo” for practitioners who do not practice in a partnership setting.¬†Solo has the negative […]

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