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Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Paul Bishop

Keith Bishop works with privately-held and publicly-traded companies on federal and state corporate and securities transactions, compliance, and governance matters. He is highly-regarded for his in-depth knowledge of the distinctive corporate and regulatory requirements faced by corporations in the state of California. While many law firms have a great deal of expertise in federal or Delaware corporate law, Keith’s specific focus on California corporate and securities law is uncommon. A former California state regulator of securities and financial institutions, Keith has decades of experience navigating the regulatory-intensive state’s rules. For companies with substantial operations in California but incorporated elsewhere, Keith is an exceptional resource. He is frequently called in to help with issues arising under California’s “blue sky” and lender laws. An avid writer, Keith’s blog, www.calcorporatelaw.com, covers a diverse collection of California corporate and securities law issues and has served as a valued resource for other attorneys, business executives, judges, and media, nationwide.

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Oral Is Aural, Verbal Is Not Necessarily

"Oral" is derived from the Latin word, os, meaning mouth.  "'Oral' means spoken in the sense that the mouth is used to articulate words or sounds."  People v. Gonzalez, 2 Cal. 5th 1138, 1142 (2017).  "Oral" is often confused with "verbal" which...

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Is A Pre-Issuance Form D Filing Requirement In The Offing?

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is a century old organization that represents state and provincial securities regulators in Canada, Mexico and the United States.  Although the states were first to regulate securities...

Corporate Securities Law

When Signing A Subscription Agreement Is A Crime

Chapter 22 of the California General Corporation Law is devoted to crimes and penalties.  Some of these crimes are surprising.  Section 2252, for example, imposes criminal liability on every person who "signs to any subscription or agreement the...

General Corporation Law

NYC Controller Launches "Rooney Rule" Initiative, But Is It Legal In California?

John Jenkins yesterday wrote about the New York City Controller's initiative asking boards of directors to adopt a policy "requiring that the initial lists of candidates from which new management-supported director nominees and chief executive...

Qualifying Your Delaware Trust In California

Yesterday, I wrote that the California General Corporation Law defines "foreign corporation" to include, for some but not all purposes, business associations organized as trusts under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction.  Cal. Corp. Code §§ 170 &...

California Secretary of State

Delaware Statutory Trusts And The California General Corporation Law

Delaware has enacted a business trust law that governs both domestic and foreign trusts.  12 Del. Code § 3801 et seq.  California has no similar law but it does purport to impose certain provisions of its General Corporation Law on business trusts. 

General Corporation Law

Subsidiaries Domestic Or Foreign?

Yesterday's post parsed the definition of "subsidiary" in Corporations Code Section 189.  Because a subsidiary must be a corporation as defined in Section 162, a subsidiary cannot be a foreign corporation, as defined in Section 171.  The legislature...

General Corporation Law

Why A Delaware Corporation Can Not Be A Subsidiary Of A California Corporation

The California General Corporation Law defines a "subsidiary" of a specified corporation to be a "corporation shares of which possessing more than 50% of the voting power are owned directly or indirectly through one or more subsidiaries by the...

Does Caremark Apply To California Corporations?

Chancellor William T. Allen famously observed that a derivative claim based on a board's failure of oversight "is possibly the most difficult theory in corporation law upon which a plaintiff might hope to win a judgment." In re Caremark...

Corporate Governance

Attorney Representing LLC Does Not Necessarily Owe A Professional Duty To Co-Equal Owner

An attorney who represents a corporation does not inevitably become the attorney for the corporation's stockholders.  However, the Court of Appeal in Responsible Citizens v. Superior Court, 16 Cal. App. 4th 1717 (1993) held that an attorney who...

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