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Secretary Of State Resumes Expedited/Preclearance Services  For Business Filings Today

The closing of a business transaction often depends upon a timely filing with the California Secretary of State's Business Programs Division.  Therefore, I was very pleased to see that the Secretary of State's office today will be resuming 24-hour ...

California Secretary of State

Secretary Of State Must Answer Legal Challenge To Female Director Quota Law

Last August, I reported on the filing of a taxpayer challenge to California's Board Gender Quota Law.  Crest v. Padilla, Cal. Super. Ct. Case No. 19STCV27561.  California's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, was named as the defendant in his official...

Corporate Governance, California Secretary of State

California Secretary Of State Starts Online Corporate Formations

Yesterday, the California Secretary of State announced that it has activated an online filing tool allowing for corporate formations.  This is the latest addition to a suite of online tools that were already available:

California Secretary of State

First Legal Test Of Female Board Quota Law Will Be On Monday

Last August, I reported on the filing of a taxpayer challenge to California's Board Gender Quota Law.  Crest v. Padilla, Cal. Super. Ct. Case No. 19STCV27561.  California's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, was named as the defendant in his official...

Corporate Governance, California Secretary of State

Secretary Of State Issues 2020 Women On Boards Report

The legislation creating California's female director board quota requires the Secretary of State to publish on his Internet website a report no later than March 1, 2020 a report of the following:

  1. The number of corporations subject to the law...

Corporate Governance, California Secretary of State

Bill Would Mandate That All LLCs Have A "Valid" EMail Address

In a move that may not please Postmaster General Megan G. Brennan, California Assembly Member James Gallagher has introduced a bill that would effectively require every limited liability company and every foreign limited liability company registered...

California Secretary of State, Limited Liability Company

Secretary Of State Seeks To Rework Entity Name Requirements While Retaining Ineluctable Incertitude

Ten years ago today, I penned an opinion piece decrying the inconsistencies of California's statutory requirements for entity names.  

"A Large part of California's business naming problem is due to the fact that the Legislature has enacted...

California Corporations Code, California Secretary of State

Has The Secretary Of State Missed The Mark In Defining "Publicly Held Corporation"?

 

Yesterday, I noted that the California Secretary of State's office is mailing reminder letters to certain "publicly held" and "publicly traded" corporations.  The letter explains that these are two different categories:

"Publicly held...

California Secretary of State

Secretary of State Mails Corporate Filing Reminder

The California Secretary of State's business programs division is reminding some corporations of their annual filing obligation and California's new female director quota legislation.  The reminder is being mailed to corporations that the Secretary...

California Secretary of State

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 &...

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