When Must A Proxy Include The "General Nature Of The Matter To Be Voted On"?

The California Nonprofit Corporation Law defines a "proxy" as a "written authorization signed by a member or the member's attorney in fact giving another person or persons power to vote on behalf of such member". Cal. Corp. Code § 5069. The other...

Can A Member Bring A Derivative Action On Behalf Of A California Nonprofit Corporation?

Like many questions in the law, the answer to the question of whether a member of a California nonprofit corporation may maintain a derivative action is "it depends". 

For How Long Is That Proxy Valid?

Section 705(a) of the California Corporations Code provides that no proxy is valid after the expiration of 11 months from the date thereof unless otherwise provided in the proxy. This is a reflection of the fact that proxies are typically obtained...

Is It Possible That Some Possibilities Are Unreasonable?

Section 5342(e) of the California Corporations Code requires a nonprofit public benefit corporation to provide, upon the request of a member, to either allow inspection and copying of all members' names, addresses or voting rights or provide an...

Don't Even Think About Trying To Enforce These Voting Agreements

The California Nonprofit Corporation Law is actually three different laws - the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law (Part 2), the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law (Part 3), and the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law (Part 4). Part 1 of...

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