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Front Page - Friday, June 26, 2020

Local Venture Legal earns B Corporation certification

Local Venture Legal, a Chattanooga-based business and tax law practice, is officially a Certified B Corporation.

According to B Lab, the nonprofit certifying body of B Corporations, “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

“B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.”

Local Venture Legal joins this growing movement of over 3,350 companies from 150 industries in 71 countries along with the likes of Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, New Belgium Brewing and Hootsuite.

“When I created the concept of Local Venture Legal, I wanted it to be more than a law firm; I wanted to make a statement and be a force for economic change. All B Corps share these values,” says LVL founder and attorney Whitney Standefer-Smith.

“The B Corp movement is important to the future of business and economics in general. We’re proud to be able to join this community filled with amazing companies and visionary leaders.”

Local Venture Legal is a woman-owned transactional legal practice focused on the areas of business law, tax law and succession and estate planning. It is also the creator and sole sponsor of the LVL Up program, which offers pro bono and reduced rate legal assistance to qualifying small businesses.

For more information, contact Standefer-Smith at 423 250-3223 or whitney@localventurelegal.org.

Source: Local Venture Legal