Does The Secretary Of State Misapprehend California's Board Quota Requirement?

As noted in prior posts, the Secretary of State has filed a motion to dismiss a federal court challenge to California's director quota laws (SB 826 and AB 979).   The Secretary's brief includes several remarkable and troubling assertions.  For...

Can A Corporation Change Its Board Size In Proprio Motu?

As noted in yesterday's post, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber is asking U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner to dismiss a challenge to California's board quota statutes.   In her motion to dismiss, the Secretary of State advances the...

State Seeks Dismissal Of Federal Court Challenge To California Quota Laws

In July, a Texas non-profit membership association filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District (Western Division) of California, Alliance For Fair Board Recruitment v. Weber, Case No. 2:21-cv-05644-RGK-RAO (July...

Filing Statements Of Denial

The California Uniform Partnership Act of 1994 permits, but does not require, a general partnership to file a statement of partnership authority with the California Secretary of State's Office.   Cal. Corp. Code § 16303.  Among other things, the...

Must A Corporation Have A Physical Location?

Gertrude Stein's  1933  book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is well known.  Her 1937 sequel, Everybody's Autobiography, is not.  Despite the relative obscurity of Everybody's Autobiography, one line of the book is known to just about everyone...

Print Your Own Entity Status Letter!

The California Secretary of State suspends or forfeits an entity for failure to file the required Statement of Information, and in the case of a domestic corporation that is an association formed to manage a common interest development, the required 

Bill Would Require Notification To LLCs Of Updated Filings

Corporations Code Section 17702.09 requires every California limited liability company and every foreign limited liability company registered to transact intrastate business in California to file and update a Statement of Information.  Although...

SOS Wins International Award

Last week, the California Secretary of State's Business Programs Division received the 2021 Merit Award from the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) for its new eForms Online application.  According to its website, the...

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...

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