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Maryland Legislature Approves Changes to Maryland General Corporation Law and Maryland REIT Law

USA - May 25 2017 The General Assembly of Maryland has enacted House Bill 744 (the "General Corporate Legislation"), which makes several changes to the Maryland...

Michael A. Leber, Patricia McGowan.


Update on Power to Amend Bylaws: More Companies Waiting and Seeing

USA - March 27 2017 As companies begin filing their proxy statements for 2017, we continue to receive questions about whether Maryland companies should yield to the...


Comparison of the principal provisions of the Delaware and Maryland corporation statutes

USA - December 5 2016 For many years, it was commonly accepted that the corporation law of the State of Delaware was more "modern" or "advantageous" to corporations than...


ISS Releases 2017 Policy Changes: Focus on Bylaws Under Maryland Law

USA - November 21 2016 Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") today released updates to its Proxy Voting Guidelines (the "Update") for its voting recommendations...

Michael F. Sheehan.


ISS Introduces QualityScore

USA - November 9 2016 Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") last week announced the "rebranding" of its latest "corporate governance...

Michael F. Sheehan.