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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

Today The Suspense Will Be Over (Mostly)

Followers of California legislation will note that many bills are now in either the "suspense file" of the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the Assembly.  These two committees have jurisdiction over fiscal bills.  A bill with a...

Legislation

Supreme Court Shows No Deference To The DBO

For U.S. Supreme Court followers, a hot topic is whether the Court will continue to apply "Chevron deference".  Under Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 467 U.S. 837 (1984), a court will uphold an agency's interpretation of...

Finance Lenders Law, Administrative Procedure

California Supreme Court Empowers The DBO And The Courts To Regulate Interest Rates

Section 22303 of the California Financial Code establishes the maximum interest rates applicable to loans less than $2,500.  The preceding section incorporates by reference the general Civil Code provision about contract unconscionability, Section...

Finance Lenders Law

The End Of The 2017-2018 Session Is Nigh!

The California legislature meets annually but but the legislative session is biennial.  Nevada's legislature in contrast meets every other year.  See Happy New Biennium!  The second year of California's current session comes to a close at the end of...

Legislation

Nevada Supreme Court Addresses Nationwide Non-Compete

Given California's hostility to non-compete agreements, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that other states don't have the same attitude.  In neighboring Nevada, the courts will look to whether the restraint on competition in reasonable.  A...

Non competition agreements

Fairness Hearings Are Not Just For Merger Transactions

Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act provides an exemption from Securities Act registration for offers and sales of securities in specified exchange transactions.  There are several conditions to the exemption, including the requirement that a...

Corporate Securities Law

LLCs Are Found In The Corporations Code But They Are Not Corporations

As one might expect, the California Corporations Code includes California General Corporation Law.  The Corporations Code covers a lot more than corporations, however.  It includes, for example, California's partnership, limited partnership, and...

Limited Liability Company

Can An Employee's Labor Be Stolen Property?

Section 496 of the California Penal Code makes it a crime to receive stolen property.  Any person who has been injured by a violation of the statute may bring an action for three times the amount of actual damages, if any, costs of suit, and...

Labor Code

Six Years Ago, I Said This Was A Mistake And Now The Legislature Agrees

Six years ago, I opposed Governor Brown's reorganization plan that, among other things, resulted in the creation of the Bureau of Real Estate within the Department of Consumer Affairs:

"Although the DRE issues professional licenses, it is...

department of real estate

How An $80 Mistake Led To $2,250 In Damages And More Than $86,000 In Attorney's Fees

Section 202(a) of the California Labor Code requires an employer to pay all wages within 72 hours when an employee resigns without notice.  In one recent case, the employer sent the requisite check on time, and the amount stated in numerals on the...

California Sui Generis

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