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.

Recent Posts

Making Distributions - No Need To Mind The GAAP

UCLA Law School Professor Stephen Bainbridge recently commented Vice Chancellor Glasscock's recent memorandum opinion in In re The Chemours Co. Deriv. Litig., (Del. Ch. Case No. 2020-0786-SG, Nov. 1, 2021).  Professor Bainbridge notes that the ...

SEC Alleges Form 10 Was Misleading, But Is The SEC's Order Itself Misleading?

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it had "instituted proceedings against American CryptoFed DAO LLC, a Wyoming-based organization, halting the effectiveness of the company’s registration of two digital tokens as...

Plaintiffs Succeed In Arguing That They Suffered No Injury!

Sometimes cases go off in directions that I simply do not expect.   In most cases, I would expect to see the plaintiff contend that it was injured in some way.  However, that was not the case in Lagrisola v. North Am. Fin. Corp., 2021 U.S. Dist....

Breaching A Contract May Be Wrong But It Isn't Independently Wrongful

 In 1995, the California Supreme Court held that a plaintiff pursuing a claim for interference with a prospective contractual or economic relationship had to plead that the defendant's conduct was wrongful.  Della Penna v. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.,...

Is Self-Identification Antithetical To Remedying Discrimination?

As has been previously discussed in this space, California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber is seeking dismissal of a federal court challenge to California's director quota mandates - SB 826 and AB 979.  Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v....

Internal Affairs And Limited Partnerships

What law governs the relations among the partners of a limited partnership and what law governs the relations between the partners and a limited partnership?   Section 15901.06 of the California Corporations Code provides a partial answer to both of...

Should Boeing Fly To Nevada?

After Vice Chancellor Morgan Zurn's in September issued his opinion in In re Boeing Company Derivative LitigationUCLA Professor Stephen Bainbridge declaimed that "After Boeing, Caremark is no longer 'the most difficult theory in corporation law...

Do LLC Members Owe Fiduciary Duties? Yes And No

Does a member of a limited liability company owe a fiduciary duty to the company and the other members?  Section 17704.09(a) of the California Corporations Code states that a member owes a duty of loyalty and a duty of care.  Thus, the answer would...

Is Emailing Mailing?

But you remember this.  When you control the mail, you control . . . information.”*

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