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A LAW FIRM BUILT ON A NEW MODEL

Sustainable Law Group [SLG] is a different kind of law firm. We represent clients that seek positive social change and strive to maintain the highest ethical standards, just like we do. Whether social enterprises, green businesses, or charitable nonprofit and for-profit organizations, our clients inspire us to help them become the best that they can be.

INTEGRITY, TRUST AND A SUSTAINABLE BOTTOM LINE

We were founded as a social enterprise law firm with a ‘B Corporation’ charter, enabling us to factor the good of the planet + people into the decision-making process.  It’s not that we don’t like profits, it’s that we insist that profits are made in a sustainable, transparent, and responsible way.

Led by our President and Managing Partner Becki Ueno, who co-founded the firm in 2012 with Cecily Jackson-Zapata, all of us at SLG have worked in the sustainable and/or non-profit  space for decades.  As a group and individually, we are dedicated to our pro bono efforts and community involvement, and we have always pushed for change in the legal world.

A FOCUS ON THE LONG TERM

Experienced in nonprofit and for profit formation, subsidiaries, hybrids, collaborations and-co-ventures between for profits and non profits, employment law, and corporate governance and compliance, we are always concerned with the long-term sustainable success of our clients as opposed to short-term gains. With matters relating to conflict, we do not engage in ‘scorched earth’ tactics, and we always work professionally with opposing legal counsel. We very much appreciate our status as the only law firm of its kind in Los Angeles, yet our hope is that someday soon an entire sector of the legal community will be operating as we do. Join us in making this possible.

Socially + Responsible

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Certified B Corporations are dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems in the support of the greater good. We are proud of our rating as a ‘Best of the World’ B Corp for two years running and our achievement of the highest assessment score to date of all Certified B law firms worldwide. These ratings are based on our demonstrated commitment to utilizing best practices in governance, community engagement and environmental stewardship.

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We’re proud to say that we are members of One Percent for the Planet, a global network that has distributed over $100 million to environmental organization out of the belief that health and wellness come from the environment, that business is responsible for positive change and that we can leave this big blue planet better than we found it. Through One Percent for the Planet, we donate our time and money to the Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles, the Humane Society and the Sierra Club among other environmental causes.

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SLG is certified by The City of Los Angeles as a Green Business by meeting the green business standards set by the City and The California Green Business Network (CAGBN). Our certification is posted here. Join us in taking this step towards improving sustainable business practices in Los Angeles. You can learn more about how your business can become certified by the City on their Los Angeles Green Business website.

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Business && Corporate Law

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Capital Raising

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Nonprofit && Exempt Organizations

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Social Enterprises

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Green Businesses

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Estate Planning

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International Transactions

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Employment Law

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