Must An Officer's Certificate Always State Board Approval?

Recently, I was looking at the form of Officer’s Certificate of Approval of Agreement of Merger on the Secretary of State’s website.  Paragraph 2 of the form states:

Why This CLA Sponsored Bill Obfuscates Rather Than Clarifies LLC Filings

In 2020, the legislature enacted AB 3075 (Gonzalez) which, among other things, requires a corporation or an LLC to disclose in its statement of information filed with the Secretary of State whether any director of the corporation or member or...

Plaintiffs Prevail In Constitutional Challenge To California Board Quota Law

This afternoon, Judge Terry Green granted the plaintiff's summary judgment motion in a case challenging the constitutionality of AB 979.  Crest v. Padilla, LA Super. Ct. Case No. 20STCV37513.  AB 979 is a California law that purports to require...

Does Improving CalPERS' Returns Justify State Mandated Discrimination?

We may learn as early as today whether a pending constitutional challenge to AB 979 will be going to trial in May.  AB 979 is California's law requiring publicly held domestic and foreign corporations having their principal executive offices in...

California To Transition To Enhanced Bizfile

The Business Programs Division is the largest division of the California Secretary of State's office.  Each year, the Business Programs Division processes millions of business filings and information requests each year.  Recently, the Division...

What Is An Apostille And Where Do I Get One?

Formerly, when someone wanted a public document such as a court judgment or acknowledgment by a notary recognized in another country, it was necessary to go through a cumbersome process of authentication known as "legalisation", which was often...

A "New Fine Question" For This Proxy Season

In consequence of the enactment of AB 3025 in 2020, the California Secretary of State has added a new question to the Statement of Information (Form SI-550) required to be filed annually by California stock, agricultural cooperative, and registered...

Some Information That You Won't Find On The Secretary Of State's Website

The California Secretary of State's website provides certain information with respect to a wide range of domestic and foreign entities registered to transact intrastate business, including corporations, limited liability companies and limited...

Why No Change Is Not An Option

California permits foreign and domestic corporations to file a statement of statement of "No Change" (Form SI 550NC) if the following three conditions are met:

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