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Public Benefit Corporation Services

A majority of states, including Kentucky and Indiana, have changed their laws to allow the creation of public benefit corporations (B Corps). This structure enables companies to include a public benefit purpose in their organizations, providing them the flexibility to consider investing in protecting the environment, funding projects in their communities, or any cause that contributes to the public good.

Existing for-profit companies have converted their corporate structures to public benefit corporations and entrepreneurs just starting out are considering whether a public benefit structure is right for them.

Our Public Benefit Corporation Services team works with existing and new companies as they explore the benefit corporation structure. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of corporate organization and governance and focused on helping our clients achieve their objectives.

Our attorneys worked closely with Kentucky’s legislature to develop the Commonwealth’s public benefit corporation statute, giving our clients seeking to form B Corps in the Bluegrass State unparalleled insight.

Among our Public Benefit Corporation Services are:

  • Preparation of formation documents
  • Assistance with public benefit corporation certification
  • Counsel to boards of directors on governance obligations
  • Advice on unique tax issues for public benefit corporations

We also offer clients an array of services designed to keep their businesses running smoothly or assist them through more complex situations when they arise. Led by attorneys recognized among the best by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America® and Martindale-Hubbell®, these practices include:

  • Corporate Finance & Lending
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits

Our collaborative approach to client service is built on our focus on favorable outcomes for every challenge.


Our work in this practice crosses over to the following industries:
Contact one of our Public Benefit Attorneys today.

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Explore Further: Related News

June 28, 2017
LOUISVILLE (June 28, 2017)—Legislation passed by Kentucky’s 2017 General Assembly permitting the organization of public benefit corporations, or PBCs, becomes law in the Commonwealth on June 29. With the assistance of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Public Benefit Corporation Services practice, one Kentucky business was among the first to revise its status and register as a PBC […]
March 15, 2017
Both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly have approved draft legislation that will expressly permit the organization of a “public benefit corporation” (aka a B Corp) in Kentucky. If you are not familiar with B Corps, it is a relatively new organizational format pursuant to which the shareholders of a for-profit corporation (benefit corporations are […]