Montgomery & Hansen

Corporate Law

Menlo Park, California

United States

mh-llp.com

About Montgomery and Hansen

Montgomery & Hansen, LLP is a corporate law firm dedicated to helping emerging growth companies and investors build successful businesses. At the core of their practice is the belief that surrounding an enterprise with an ever-expanding circle of people with complementary talents and skills maximizes its probability of success. They share with their clients an extensive network of relationships with venture capital firms, angel investors, consultants and other professionals who share their passion for building great companies. Together, they help breathe life into the next great idea.

Their attorneys have decades of experience at some of Silicon Valley's premier law firms. They know what a company needs to succeed as a new business and as a growing enterprise. They also know what you don't need: high billing rates and over-lawyering. They provide the finest legal service available at rates with which start-ups and investors are comfortable.

The values advanced by B Lab and B Corporations are ones that are important to us and also to our stakeholders. By becoming a B Corporation, we are better able to broadcast our commitment to those values and hopefully set an example of social and environmental responsibility in our community.

The Change We Seek®

Core Values

• Integrity: We always strive to do the right thing in every situation; for each other, for our clients and for our community. We make ethics, fairness, honesty and integrity the cornerstones of our business.

• Respect: We strive to create an environment based on mutual respect for each other, our clients and our community. We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.

• Quality: We are committed to excellence in the results we achieve for our clients and we are continually growing and improving our business. We encourage our clients and ourselves to strive to be the best we can be. We strive to attract, develop and motivate the best people.

• Teamwork: Working together to achieve common goals is the foundation of our success. We apply the same principles in building our business as we urge our clients to apply in building theirs.

• Community Service: The attorneys and staff at Montgomery & Hansen are dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations that build sustainable communities and organizations.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

January 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.

10
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.

36
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).

3
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.

22
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.

13
6
Overall B Score
83
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: >25% of office supplies come from recycled materials; >50% of facilities located near public transit; >5% of energy comes from renewable sources

Employees: 100% of employees offered reimbursement for continuing education; All employees paid a living wage; >6% of profits included in profit sharing plan; >50% of individual/family health insurance premiums covered

Community: >75% of employees take time off for community service; Local purchasing policy; >60% of purchases from local independent suppliers; >50% of customers are local