Manatt’s Irah Donner, a partner in the firm’s intellectual property practice, was honored by Start Small Think Big for his commitment to provide IP advice to a wide variety of small businesses through the nonprofit organization. Start Small awarded Donner its first-ever Volunteer Service Award at its third annual Pop Up Party, held on September 14.
Established in 2010, Start Small helps low- to moderate-income individuals in New York City start and grow small businesses in order to accumulate assets, increase financial security and contribute to the economy. Its highly curated blend of one-on-one legal, financial management and marketing services equips businesses with a solid foundation on which to create jobs and build wealth through entrepreneurship.
Each year, Start Small hosts its Pop Up Party, which provides vital support for the organization’s innovative programs and pairs entrepreneurs with top pro bono attorneys and financial and marketing experts. This year’s event brought together hundreds of community leaders from different sectors, including law, politics, business and academia.