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Shareholder Direct Amendment of Bylaws in Maryland

USA - January 17 2018 As preparation for the 2018 proxy season begins, Maryland public companies are continuing to consider whether and to what extent to extend to...

Jeffrey M. Keehn, Michael F. Sheehan.


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

USA - December 31 2017 Or many years, it was commonly accepted that the corporation law of the State of Delaware was more "modern" or "advantageous" to corporations than the...


ISS Releases 2018 Policy Changes: Focus on Bylaws under Maryland Law

USA - November 28 2017 Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") recently released its annual update to its Proxy Voting Guidelines (the "Update") outlining its voting...

Michael F. Sheehan.


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...