Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP

Consumer Representation & Protection

Columbus, OHIO

United States

www.LawLH.com

Company Description

Luftman, Heck & Associates (founded 2003) is a community law firm which helps individuals and families find solutions to complex and personal circumstances. They focus their practice on helping people with both criminal and traffic defense matters and consumer finance law. When times are most tough, Luftman, Heck & Associates provides guidance and peace of mind.

The majority of legal services the firm provides are developed specifically to benefit individuals and families who are economically less fortunate, in need and are either underserved or not served at all by legal professionals. More than two thirds of Luftman, Heck & Associates' clientele is made up of individuals from low-income or insolvent households. The law firm takes pride in the ability to help people in struggling communities get back on their feet after financial hardships have knocked them down.

Unscrupulous business practices during the first decade of this century have been very difficult on the average family. The variations of mortgage deception and fraud, debt collection practices and countless breeds of companies exploiting individuals harmed by these practices prompted Luftman, Heck & Associates to take a full-on aggressive approach to protect these threatened communities.  Luftman, Heck & Associates has been one of very few firms to stand up for those who have lost money to illegally operating and unlicensed financial corporations working in the states of Ohio and California.

We became a B Corp for the opportunity to continue learning new ways in which we can expand our social and environmental impact through networking with other like-minded (and better) companies.

The Change We Seek®

Luftman, Heck & Associates believes that the community deserves quality representation and support, regardless of an economically challenging environment. They seek to help individuals in low-income households rise above the hard times in their lives and create a powerful new beginning. The firm passionately strives to positively impact their neighbors and the communities served through effecting social changes for the betterment of all, while being attentive stewards of the environment in which they live and work.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2010
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

7
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

20
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

39
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
100
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >50% of office supplies from recycled/sustainable materials; >5% renewable energy; All facilities located within 1/2 mile of public transit

Employees: >50% health insurance costs for all employees and families; Employee Retirement Plan is fully funded; >15% of employees are reimbursed for continuing education; On-site childcare

Community: >20% women/minority management; Offers employees 20+ hrs/yr paid time off to volunteer; Written local purchasing policy

Accountability: Employee training includes instruction on social/environmental mission; Board of Directors reviews social/environmental performance annually; Employees have Board representation

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