The Legal Lowdown for Social Entrepreneurs

An Interview with Anastasia Butler, Social Enterprise Attorney + Partner at Sustainable Law Group.

There are some things you HAVE to do in your business. 

At some point, consulting a legal professional is probably one of those things.

Wouldn’t it be cool if there was someone who not only knew the law, but was specifically focused on social entrepreneurs and do-good business owners, and was also an amazing person??

Oh hey, guess what, there is! 

I sat down with the lovely Anastasia Butler, a Social Enterprise Attorney and Partner at Sustainable Law Group, to get the lowdown on the legal side of social business.

Here are a few things we talked about: 

  • The different types of social good entities (nonprofit, for-profit, benefit corporation, and social purpose companies)
  • The B Corp Audit and Certification
  • The right time for an entrepreneur to seek legal counsel
  • A new tax deduction rule for Benefit Corporations  
  • What she wishes she would’ve known when she started out
  • Plus more nuggets of wisdom…

On top of being seriously brilliant, Anastasia also sits on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of Social Enterprise Alliance and Anselmo, a California nonprofit, that she and her sisters founded in 2010 to help parentless children in the Los Angeles area. PLUS she’s a beekeeper. How cool is that?

Connect with Anastasia and Sustainable Law Group at Especially if you have legal needs as **Disclaimer: this post is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice.** 

Let me know if you have any questions as you start and grow a business that’s good

All my best,


P.S. Here’s the blog post I mentioned about questions to go through when you’re considering nonprofit vs. for-profit status. Enjoy! 

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