We help our clients use the law and creative thinking in order to foster flourishing and sustainable enterprises in service of people, planet, and profit.
WRD LLP is a values-based law firm serving the growing community of enterprises and entrepreneurs invested in using the power of business to solve social and environmental challenges. We strive to offer legal services for the full life-cycle of these purpose-driven enterprises – from formation, to investment, to growth of employees, clients, business partners or space, and finally to succession or dissolution. We are prepared to walk alongside our clients every step of the way.
We also appreciate that legal issues exist within a larger context of solving business problems, which is why we embrace collaboration with our clients and their other business advisors. When necessarily we are able to offer an intentional approach to arrive at solutions by leaning on expertise in Design Thinking, Creative Problem Solving, and Productive Thinking.
Finally, as we have significant experience in business succession transactions, we have come to recognize the opportunity that as more traditional business owners consider their succession plans, prospective buyers may be inclined to use an existing business as a vehicle to create positive social impact. This could take the form of employee-ownership groups or social impact investors. As such, we look forward to participating in more of these kinds of business purchase and sale transactions that include an explicit triple-bottom line element.