Partner, Perlman & Perlman LLP
Allen R. Bromberger, a partner with the firm of Perlman & Perlman, LLP in New York City, has been representing nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and for-profit businesses in a wide variety of matters and transactions for 35 years. His practice currently focuses on “hybrid” legal structures and arrangements that permit the pursuit of economic and social goals simultaneously. This includes the creation of socially responsible companies, nonprofit commercial enterprises, non-profit/for-profit joint ventures and strategic partnerships, cause marketing, commercial co-ventures, program related investments, and structuring socially responsible investments.
A member of Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America, and a New York City Superlawyer, Mr. Bromberger is the author of The Art of Social Enterprise, a practical primer for social entrepreneurs and their lawyers published in 2013. He has written numerous articles of interest to nonprofits, social investors and social enterprises, including “Social Enterprise: The Lawyer’s Perspective” and “A New Kind of Hybrid,” published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review March 2011. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on hybrid legal forms and ventures that are designed to accomplish public and private purposes simultaneously.
Mr. Bromberger has been active in a number of associations devoted to promoting the emergence of the Fourth Sector, including the Social Venture Network, Social Enterprise Alliance, and the Fourth Sector Network. He serves as legal advisor to the Catherine B. Reynolds Program on Social Enterprise at New York University and currently serves as an advisor to the Urban Institute on a project to map the Fourth Sector and develop a taxonomy that can be used to better understand the sector and collect useful data for researchers and policy makers.