Business Law

Hot Topics in Business Law: Tennessee’s New For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act


This program will discuss Tennessee's new For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act that comes into effect January 1, 2016. A panel of TBA members who drafted the legislation will talk about the Act and offer advice about the use of the Act in organizing Tennessee social enterprise businesses. The discussion will address how the Act came to be enacted (including, in the process, common questions about the Act and benefit corporation legislation generally), clarify director duties and other governance matters under the Act, make observations about the possible advantages in organizing a social enterprise business as a Tennessee for-profit benefit corporation, and offer advice about drafting organizational documents under the Act.

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON: This course is also being presented as a live webcast. Learn more or sign up now.

SAVE MONEY: Use the prepaid CLE credits that come with your TBA Complete Membership and take this course for free. Not a TBA member, join now to start saving.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information December 07, 2015
  • Registration: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
Tennessee Bar Center, 2nd Floor
  • Parking Validation (corner of 3rd and Avenue/Commerce St.)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Discount for Business Law Section Members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 3.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

View or download agenda now