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Nevada Business Entity Treatise Released Today!

Nearly two decades ago, I wrote what I believe to be the first treatise on the corporate law of Nevada.   Today, I'm pleased to announce the release of a new treatise, Bishop and Zucker on Nevada Corporations and Limited Liability Companies.  Here...

Video: What’s In Store For California’s Exemption For Venture Capital Fund Managers?

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Managers of venture capital funds have largely avoided registration as investment advisers.   The Dodd-Frank Act has significantly changed the exemptions from federal registration and will cause California change its exemptions as...

Guest Post: Are Some California Fund Manager Performance Fees in Doubt?

By Matthew J. Ertman

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) repeal of the private adviser exemption could eliminate the ability of some California fund managers to charge performance fees (often referred to as...

Commissioner To Ask For Comments On Rule 260.204.9

Look for the Commissioner of Corporations to be issuing a solicitation for comments on proposed changes to Rule 260.204.9.  As will be discussed in a Guest Blog to be posted on Monday, the Commissioner has announced that he is considering changes to...

Here’s The Video That You Didn’t See On The Academy Awards

For the last several years, I've served as an adjunct professor at Chapman University School of Law, teaching classes in corporate governance, corporations, and sales and lease transactions.  This past January, I moderated a panel at Chapman Law...

A Competing Flexible Purpose Corporation Bill?

In this post last week, I identified AB 361 as a "spot" bill introduced by Assembly Member Jared Huffman.  As explained in this post from last June, a spot bill is a bill that would make non-substantive changes to a particular code or law in order...

Corporate Director Registry Bill Introduced

California Corporations Code § 318 has been on the books since 1993, Cal Stats. 1993, c. 508.  That section required the Secretary of State to develop and maintain a registry of "distinguished women and minorities" who are available to serve on...

Some Things Can Be Too Late – Don’t Forget To File Your CFL Annual Report

Every person who was licensed under the California Finance Lenders Law as of December 31, 2010 must file an annual report with the California Department of Corporations.  A report is required even if the licensee has conducted no business under its... Lands On Top 40 List!

There are lists for everything - shopping lists, "to do" lists, laundry lists, and even blog lists.  The online business school resource,, has put together a list of the "40 Best Corporate Law Blogs" and we are pleased to have made the...

Academic Study Questions The Efficacy of Majority Voting - Will Proxy Advisers Take Heed?

It seems to me that when it comes to corporate governance, many are willing to advocate for change but few are willing to do the hard work of analysis of the actual impacts of change.  As I like to say, corporate governance has become all...


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