Alissa Pelatan


About Alissa Pelatan

Alissa is the Founder of Cabinet AMP AVOCAT, a boutique French law firm dedicated to social enterprise law & social impact investing, and Development Director of the European Social Enterprise Law Association (ESELA), an international network of law firms, legal experts, academics and others specialising in the law as it applies to social enterprise.

She also co-founded in 2013 The Giving Exchange, a US charity which transforms orphanages in developing countries into sustainable businesses. Alissa is a member of three international bars (California, District of Columbia, and Paris) and has experience in assisting sponsors, international organizations, impact investors, charities, social entrepreneurs and commercial banks with international business law, not-for-profit law, governance issues as it relates to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, high social impact deals, mergers & acquisitions, setting up alternative corporate structures in Europe and in the US and obtaining national and international social enterprise labels (B-corp, SOSE, Entreprise de l’ESS, ESUS…). Alissa also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on comparative business law, social enterprise law, corporate social responsibility and European International Private Law.

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