Westaway Law is an innovative law firm committed to serving the social enterprise sector. Westaway Law counsels social entrepreneurs on the leading edge of the movement, including: Business Week’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneur, Unreasonable Institute Fellows, Echoing Green Fellows and Cordes Fellows to navigate the complex legal landscape for companies that seek to blend profit and purpose. The firm counsels clients at every stage of growth from startup to acquisition.
Westaway Law was founded by Kyle Westaway, a social entrepreneur and attorney based in New York City, who believes in the power of the market to create a positive social and environmental change. He is also a cofounder of Biographe – a sustainable style brand that employs and empowers survivors of the commercial sex trade in Bangkok.
Mr. Westaway has lectured at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School’s Social Entrepreneurship courses. His lectures draw from his experience both as a social entrepreneur and as legal counsel to social entrepreneurs, and focus on the emerging legal structures for social entrepreneurs with a specific focus on equipping the next generation of attorneys with the practical skills necessary to build the sector.
Kyle is an emerging thought leader in the nascent field of social enterprise law. He is the founder of Socentlaw.com, the most well-read blog on social enterprise law, and has the largest twitter following on the topic. He writes for Huffington Post, GOOD, and Social Earth. Kyle has been featured by We Are NY Tech, Dowser and Goodness 500 as one of the preeminent attorneys focusing on the emerging sector of social enterprise. The Opportunity Collaboration named Kyle a Cordes Fellow.
Kyle is Chairman of the Board for both the Excel Charter School in Brooklyn and The Adventure Project – a nonprofit that seeks to add venture capital to social entrepreneurs in the developing world.