Westaway Law is an innovative law firm committed to serving the social enterprise sector. The firm counsels clients at every stage of growth from startup to acquisition with a specialization in emerging legal structures designed for social enterprise such as the Benefit Corporation, L3C and Flexible Purpose Corporation.
Westaway Law was founded by Kyle Westaway, a social entrepreneur and attorney based in Brooklyn, who believes in the power of the market to create a positive social and environmental change. Kyle cofounded Biographe – a sustainable style brand that employs and empowers survivors of the commercial sex trade in Bangkok – and is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches a course on social entrepreneurship.
Kyle has been recognized as one of the leading independent attorneys in the US by Xemplar and has been selected as a Cordes Fellow. His work has been featured in The NewYork Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider.
He is author of the forthcoming book Profit & Purpose and writes on social innovation, entrepreneurship and emerging markets for The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and Quartz. Kyle launched the first blog on social enterprise law, socentlaw.com.
Kyle is Chairman of the Board for The Adventure Project – a nonprofit that seeks to add venture capital to entrepreneurs in the developing world – and is a mentor for Harvard’s I-Lab and Praxis.