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Rockridge® attorney Violaine Panasci leads a discussion on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, on legal frameworks for social enterprises. More about this event from the Social Enterprise Alliance:

Our next Coffee Chat features Violaine Panasci (Rockridge Law, SEA Board of Directors) and Marc Lane (The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, Social Enterprise Chicago). With the rise of consumer consciousness, impact investing, workforce awareness, and the availability of alternative corporate frameworks such as low-profit limited liability companies (L3Cs) and public benefit corporations, companies in a range of sectors have opportunities to scale with mission-oriented business models. But what is best for your brand? Join us for a coffee chat with Social Enterprise leaders and attorneys Marc Lane and Violaine Panasci to discuss how businesses can utilize various corporate frameworks to leverage business as a force for good all while protecting their valuable intellectual property in the process.

Register to participate here.

About Violaine Panasci

Fluent in both English and French, Violaine (“V”) Panasci is the de facto cosmopolitan of the Rockridge Team. Violaine uniquely combines her work in sustainable supply chains, intellectual property protection, and technology law to advise clients in areas where business and society move faster than the law, for example she assists companies of all sizes to understand environmental, social, and governance (ESG) laws and regulations, and implement best practices and strategies for their business. Violaine is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and helps international organizations bolster compliance and risk mitigation practices. When not hard at work helping Rockridge’s clients disrupt their industries and scale internationally, V is passionate about helping social enterprises protect their brands, thereby multiplying their positive impact for the greater community in the United States. V currently serves as a board member and Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee for the National Social Enterprise Alliance, a board member for the Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance, and a board member for the French American Chamber of Commerce of Tennessee.

Practice Areas

. V’s practice areas include:

  • patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation;
  • corporate law, with an emphasis on benefit corporations, socially responsible businesses and high-growth emergent companies;
  • government contracts, with an emphasis on innovation funding;
  • corporate and investor financing; and,
  • technology commercialization.


To meet with V, schedule an appointment through Calendly or email her directly at


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