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Bill Would Restrain Online Disclosures By The Secretary Of State

California's legislature reconvened last week for the second year of its biennium.  Assemblyman Marc Steinorth began the session by introducing a bill requiring the Secretary of State to exclude certain personal information that is provided online.  

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Cannabizfile Comes To California

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wants to help entrepreneurs in California by launching a new online business portal.  According to Secretary of State's press release, the new portal, coined "Cannabizfile", provides useful information...

cannabis, cannabizfile, marijuana, portal, Secretary of State

Filing Statements Of Information Online

Last June, the California Secretary of State's office announced bizfile California, which it described as "a new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records quickly and conveniently from one webpage".  Bizfile...

applicable filing period, bizfile California, foreign, Limited Liability Company, llc, Secretary of State, Section 17702.09, Statements of Information

Nevada Now Requiring Director Names Upon Incorporation

Until this month, incorporators of Nevada corporations were required to file an initial list of its officers and directors on or before the last day of the first month after filing the initial articles of incorporation (unless the corporation...

AB 123 (Ellison), alternative due date, initial list, nevada corporation, Nevada Corporations, NRS 78.150, Secretary of State

Incorporating Under A Disparaging Name

In Matal v. Tam, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 3872 (June 19, 2017), the U.S. Supreme Court found the "disparagement clause" of the Lanham Act violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.  The "disparagement clause" prohibits the registration of...

business name, entity name, First Amendment, free speech, matal v. tam, Secretary of State, Supreme Court

Disclaiming Proper Appointment With The Secretary Of State - "All You Have To Do Is Ask"

A lot of things in life may upset you.  One these might be discovering that you have been improperly appointed as an agent for service of process, director or officer of a California corporation.  Corporations Code Section 1503(b) somewhat oddly...

disclaim appointment, DSCL-100, properly appointed, RA-100, resign, resignation, Secretary of State, Section 1503

Looking For A Deceased Celebrity's Successor-In-Interest? The Secretary Of State Has An Answer

The California Secretary of State's office is the repository for a vast a disparate number of filings.  Few people, for example, may be aware that they may register with the Secretary of State's office as a successor-in-interest to a deceased...

deceased personality, Secretary of State, Section 3344.1, successor-in-interest

This Foreign Corporation's Status May Be Forfeited, But The Resident Agent Remains

A recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Otis D. Wright II illustrates how it may be easier to enter California than to leave it.  Real v. St. Jude Med., Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47081 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 29, 2017)

In 1996, St. Jude Medical,...

foreign corporation, Otis D. Wright II, Real v. St. Jude Medical, resident agent, Secretary of State, Section 2114, service of process

I Deliver Some Round Observations About California's Rounding Rule

Yesterday's post concerned various actions that a California corporation may pursue in lieu of issuing fractional shares.  I left for today the subject of rounding.  Section 407 of the Corporations Code expressly permits rounding to...

Bill Holden, fractional shares, Harold Marsh Jr, Mergers & Acquisitions, rounding, Secretary of State, Section 407

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