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A Corporation May Be An Individual But What About Tony The Tiger?

The California legislature was so upset by the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010) that it passed a resolution memorializing its disagreement and asseverating that "Corporations are not...

General Corporation Law

Stockholder Tenure And Voting Rights

A recent post by Broc Romanek linked to a MarketWatch article critiquing the new Long Term Stock Exchange.  The article mentions that "The LTSE has also proposed 'long-term voting rights,' wherein a shareholder’s voting power is commensurate with...

General Corporation Law

Learn What's New In Delaware And California For Free!

This Thursday, I will be joining Michael Allen of the prominent Delaware law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger in providing a webinar on recent developments on California and Delaware corporate law.  The webinar is sponsored by the Business Law...

General Corporation Law

Who May Adjourn A Shareholders' Meeting?

"Adjourn" is derived from the Latin words "ad" and "diurnus", meaning "to" and "daily" (a diurnal flower opens only during the day).  The word came into the English language through Old French "ajorner" ("soup du jour" is the soup of the day)....

General Corporation Law

California Corporations And Convertible Shares

Section 403 of the California Corporations Code provides authority for a California corporation to issue convertible shares when so provided in the articles of incorporation.  In general, conversion may be upon the "happening of one or more...

General Corporation Law

ISS Staffers Publish Questionable Conclusions Regarding California's New Gender Quota Law

Last week, three ISS staffers, Mikayla Kuhns, Rudy Kwack and Kosmas Papadopoulos, published their conclusions regarding the impact of California's new gender quota law.  Among other things, they found:

"Of the 689 companies with their executive...

General Corporation Law

Court Rules That Non-Innocent Agent Must Be Indemnified

Section 317 of the California Corporations Code authorizes a California corporation to indemnify its agents (as defined) under certain circumstances.  The statute deals separately with third party claims (Subdivision (b)) and claims brought by or in...

General Corporation Law

Does California's Gender Quota Law Apply To All Foreign Corporations?

SB 826 (Jackson) is reputably the first state law requiring publicly held corporations to have a minimum number of female directors.  It is generally assumed that the law applies only to those publicly held domestic and foreign corporations having...

General Corporation Law

Just How Significant Is A Corporation's "Principal Executive Office"?

California's former corporations law required that the articles of incorporation include the county in California "where the principal office for the transaction of the business of the corporation is located".  The drafters of the current law...

General Corporation Law

Do Ineffective Internal Controls Expand A Shareholder's Right Of Inspection?

Section 1601 of the California Corporations Code establishes a shareholder's right to inspect the "accounting books and records and minutes of proceedings of the shareholders and the board and committees of the board".  A shareholder's inspection,...

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