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Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Paul Bishop is a partner in our Corporate and Securities Practice Group, and works out of the Orange County office. He represents clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private securities offerings of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and tender offers, corporate governance matters and federal and state securities laws (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act), investment adviser, financial services regulation, and California administrative law. He regularly advises clients on compliance, licensing, regulatory and civil enforcement issues. He has advised clients in connection with several internal corporate investigations, including investigations of stock option backdating and other alleged management malfeasance. Keith has also been retained as an expert witness to testify concerning corporate law, securities law and attorney malpractice.

Recent Posts

Why The Right To A Jury Trial May Depend On The Year

Yesterday's post discussed the Court of Appeal's holding in  Nationwide Biweekly Administration, Inc. v. Superior Court, 2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 541, that a defendant in a civil proceeding by the Department of Business Oversight for statutory...

California Constitution

Department Of Business Oversight Fails In Bid To Deny The Right To A Jury Trial

Article I, Section 16 of the California Constitution "Trial by jury is an inviolate right and shall be secured to all. . . ."  The right may be "inviolate" but it does have limits.  Thus, it is limited to the right as it existed in 1850, when...

Department of Business Oversight

Do Limited Liability Corporations Exist In California Law?

If you skimmed the title of today's post, you might have concluded that it asks a question with an obvious answer: Do limited liability companies exist in California law?  The answer is that they have been statutorily recognized since at least 1994...

Whom Do You Serve (Part 2)?

The point of last Friday's post is that Section 1502 of the California Corporations Code does not apply to foreign limited liability companies.  That statute requires a "corporation", as defined in Section 162, to file a statement with the Secretary...

Limited Liability Company

Whom Do You Serve?

Suppose you were asked to serve Nation Credit Adjusters, L.L.C.  Your first step would likely be to try to identify the LLC's agent for service of process.  If you perform a business entity search on the California Secretary of State's website, you...

Why Not Let The Market Decide The Fate Of Quarterly Reporting?

Yesterday, Liz Dunshee revisited the debate over quarterly reporting of financial results. In her post, she notes "the Business Roundtable (BRT) (press release), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) (press release) and the National...

"The Strongest Corporate Accountability Law In The Nation" Is Officially In Desuetude

In 2003, The California legislature enacted SB 523 to subject certain corporations to civil penalties of up to $1 million if the corporation has knowledge of certain acts and fails to notify the Attorney General or the "appropriate government...

California Corporations Code

Have You Ever Been Plussed?

Recently, I came to consider the potential ambiguity in the word "nonplussed".  The word originally meant to be confused or perplexed, as in:

"Defense counsel, undoubtedly nonplussed, attempted to challenge the unexpected identification by asking,...

California Sui Generis

Are Footnotes Verboten?

Last week, Broc Romanek posed the question "whether it’s okay to use footnotes when you write".  My question for today is whether it is legal to use footnotes.  It turns out that this is a question that the California legislature has actually...

California Sui Generis

Memo To The Legislature: The Beverly-Killea Act Hasn't Been Law Since 2014

California's first limited liability company act was known as the Beverly-Killea Limited Liability Company Act, former Corporations Code Section 17000 et seq.  In 2012, the legislature replaced it with the ill conceived California Revised Uniform...

Limited Liability Company

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