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Patagonia “Exits to Climate”: A Win for Capitalism, But a Mixed Bag for Stakeholder Governance

I, like most, was delighted to read the news that Patagonia’s shareholders decided to give away ownership of the company to benefit the climate and not private equity, a strategic buyer, or public capital markets. We’ve written extensively on mechanisms for mission protection in corporate entities.   It appears that the Chouinard family, which owned …

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Mandatory Business Owner Reporting

The federal government has passed some new legislation that will require small businesses to report personal information about the business’s owners to a database controlled by the Securities Exchange Commission.  The legislation is called the Corporate Transparency Act (the “Act”), adopted as Title LXIV (64) of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.  The purpose of …

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Cuba and Cooperatives (Part 3): Social, Economic, Racial, Gender and Sexual Justice Through Constitutional Reform

Information derives from a lecture by Cuban Criminal Justice and Cooperative Attorney Oldalys Perex Martinez, on January 15, 2020 We’re mainly taught in the U.S. that Cuba is “ruled” by a militaristic, one-party, authoritarian regime (e.g. links intentionally omitted).  The on-the-ground perspective in Cuba is quite different; so too are the facts. Cuba’s people democratically …

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Reflections on Our 5-year Anniversary (est. 2014)

Today marks the 5-year anniversary of our firm, Jason Wiener|p.c., a public benefit corporation.  For any start-up or entrepreneur, this occasion is ceremonious and marks a point of reflection and inflection.  Many think about the strategic pivots that led to their success (or survival), and the humble ones acknowledge the dumb luck along the way.  …

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