We are adding quite a number of talented attorneys and law professors to socentlaw.com. Next in line is Jonathan S. Storper. Jonathan is a partner and chairs the Sustainable Business Practice Group at the law firm of Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco, CA. He counsels for profit and nonprofit entities and their investors in connection with business and intellectual property transactions, including formation and finance, such as initial and secondary public offerings, contracts and licenses, joint development agreements, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licenses, e-commerce, technology-related matters and general corporate law.
He was the co-chair of the legal working group that drafted and advocated for the law creating the benefit corporation in California which became effective in 2012. Mr. Storper is the recipient of a number of awards including being named a 2012 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year and a California Super Lawyer.
I met Jonathan at UC Hastings’ social enterprise symposium, and heard his interesting presentation on benefit corporations. I am glad that he is joining the blog.