Another Example Of California Imposing Its Will On Foreign Corporations

As has been discussed many times in this space, the California General Corporation law purports to govern foreign corporations in a number of respects.  One such provision is Section 208 of the Corporations Code which apples to:

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...

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"...

Some Differences Between "Publicly Held" and "Publicly Traded" Corporations

In this post, I questioned the accuracy of the California Secretary of State's definition of "publicly held corporation", a term that is used in both the female and underrepresented communities quota statutes.  Cal. Corp. Code §§ 301.3(f)(2), ...

Secretary Of State Charts California's Filing And Board Quota Requirements

A California corporation or a foreign corporation that has registered to transact intrastate business in California may be required to file either one or two annual statements with the Secretary of State.  It may also be subject to California's...

Fee Shifting May Be New To Delaware, But It's Old Hat In California

Writing for DealLawyers.com, John Jenkins yesterday took note of the Delaware Court of Chancery's decision in Pettry v. Gilead Sciences, (Del. Ch.; 11/20).  Quoting this Cleary Gottlieb blog, John observes that Pettry "introduces a new element of...

One More Reason For Foreign Corporations To Not Have Any Office In California . . .

Chapter 22 of the California General Corporation Law specifies a number of crimes that may be committed by corporations and/or their directors, officers or agents.  The penalties for some violations can be significant.  For example, a director,...

A Foreign Corporation, Whether Or Not Dissolved, Is Not A Corporation

In a recent ruling involving a motion to confirm an arbitration award involving a default, Judge Vince Chhabria asked the plaintiff for supplemental briefing on whether the defendant had been properly served. Tetronics Int'l (United Kingdom) v....

Moving Your Principal Executive Office? Don't Forget To Make This Filing

Note to readers:  This blog has been updated to correct and clarify the original posting.

A foreign corporation registering to transact intrastate business in California must disclose, among other things:

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