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LLC has no First Amendment right to send its lawyer to board meetings
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2013

Usually when someone invokes her right to counsel, she usually has in mind the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (or perhaps Article I, §


Why incorporation may be unconstitutional
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2013

Section 25018 of the California Corporations Code provides a definition of several of the better known federal securities laws: "Securities Act of


If you’re relying on the signature of two officers, you may want to think again
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2013

It is widely assumed that if a contract, note or other instrument is signed by a corporation's president and its secretary, it will not be


Bill aims to free subversive organizations from registration law and NASAA shoots for mandatory Form D filings
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2013

The California Subversive Organization Registration Law, Corporations Code Section 35000 et seq., has been on the books for decades. The law purports


Nevada legislature considers bill to authorize forum selection charter provisions
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • April 4 2013

Late last month, the Nevada Committee on Judiciary introduced a bill that would, among numerous other things, authorize forum selection provisions in


Are charter indemnification provisions contracts?
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2013

Public companies typically include provisions in their articles and bylaws that mandate indemnification of directors and officers. Often, these


Bitcoin and the corporations code
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2013

I've been seeing an increasing number of references to Bitcoin and other forms of virtual or crypto currencies in the news. For example, Jeffrey


SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee pushes for oddly named “universal proxy ballots”
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

In late July, the SEC's Investor Advisory Committee issued a recommendation that the SEC "explore relaxing the 'bona fide nominee' rule embodied in


Those who hold themselves apart seem to be getting all the attention
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2014

Who knew that abstentions were so newsworthy? Here are three recent news stories involving abstentions at annual meetings: Warren Buffett Defends


County assessors assume a conversion involves a transfer, but are they correct?
  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2013

When an entity converts into another business form, does a transfer occur? Many California Assessor's offices seem to think so. Therefore, don't be