Will California Authorize Remote On-line Notarization?

One of the many inconveniences imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic has been the difficulty in obtaining notarization of documents.  Yesterday, Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber held a Zoom hearing to discuss whether remote notarization should be...

What Is The "Applicable Filing Period" For A Foreign Corporation?

Section 2117 of the California Corporations Code requires every foreign corporation (other than a foreign association) that is qualified to transact intrastate business to file a statement of information.  The initial statement of information is...

Is A Foreign Trust Required to File a Statement of Information?

The California General Corporation Law defines "foreign association"  as a business organization organized as a trust under the laws of a foreign jurisdiction.  Cal. Corp. Code § 170.  For purposes of Chapter 21 of the GCL, a "foreign corporation"...

How To Erase A Business Entity's Cancellation

Sometimes people get confused and will file a certificate of cancellation or dissolution with the California Secretary of State when the entity has not dissolved, much less completely wound up its affairs.  The challenge then becomes how to...

Additional Thoughts On California's Women On Boards Report

Liz Dunshee at TheCorporateCounsel.net this morning refers to one of my earlier posts on the California Secretary of State's most recent Women on Boards report and adds some additional thoughts here

Legislature Takes $11.5 Million From Victims of Corporate Fraud Compensation Fund

Eight years ago, the California legislature established a fund to compensate victims of corporate fraud.  Cal. Stats. 2012, Ch. 564.  The Secretary of State administers the fund, but has no authority to investigate or bring enforcement actions...

Constitutional Challenge To AB 979 Moving Toward A Trial

The constitutional infirmity of California's legislation, AB 979, mandating minimum numbers of directors from underrepresented communities was well known to the legislators.  Both the Assembly and Senate floor analyses noted that earlier legislation...

They Went Where?

According to the California Secretary of State's Women on Board report, 22 publicly held corporations moved their principal executive offices out of California.  These data were based on a comparison of annual reports filed in 2019 to the annual...

Why All Publicly Held Corporations Do Not File Corporate Disclosure Statements

California's female and underrepresented communities quota requirements apply to "publicly-held corporations".  California's Corporate Disclosure Statement requirement applies to "publicly-traded corporations".  California's Secretary of State's ...

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