Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for August 30 - 31, 2011

Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankingsLGC concedes illegal corporate structure, will return to nonprofitPomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of News CorporationLaw School weclomes new studentsFormer Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso CorporationOn AT&T, DOJ Chooses Law Over PoliticsDendreon Appoints John E. Osborn EVP & General CounselCentro boss fined for breach of corporate lawCalling out Republicans on voter IDFormer Centro bosses fined, bannedWhere in the World Is Elie Mystal?Hensley Kim leaders join Polsinelli ShughartReminder: The Embarrassing Naked Photos On Your Stolen Laptop May Not Belong ...The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates Venoco Inc.The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates Venoco Inc.

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Barbosa Mussnich Retakes Post as Top Brazil M&A Lawyer as Deal Volumes Ebb
BloombergAugust 30, 2011

Barbosa, Mussnich & Aragao regained the top position among legal advisers on Brazilian mergers and acquisitions this year after helping Telemar Participacoes SA on its $17 billion corporate...more »

Wonkbook: Mulling a jobs plan
Washington Post (blog)August 30, 2011

The US needs to cut corporate tax rates, writes Ramesh Ponnuru: "It's fair to conclude that the corporate income tax lowers wages. And that's not the only reason to reduce the tax. As Jonathan Berk explained on Bloomberg View last week, the corporate...more »

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Godfrey & Kahn, SC: Announces 2011 Best Lawyer rankings
Wisbusiness.comAugust 31, 2011

... James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law); Peter M. Sommerhauser (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law) ...more »

LGC concedes illegal corporate structure, will return to nonprofit
Seacoastonline.comAugust 31, 2011

The BSR said New Hampshire law prohibits merging a New Hampshire nonprofit with an LLC and “Delaware law forbids doing in Delaware what cannot be done in the home state of the merging corporation.” It's the second time the LGC announced a change to its ...more »

Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims on Behalf of Investors of News Corporation
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Today, more than 70 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous ...more »

Law School weclomes new students
William and Mary NewsAugust 31, 2011

M. students studying at the Law School are Yetnayet Demissie from Ethiopia, currently of Arlington, Va., and Wei Lu of Shanghai, China. Demissie holds a Bachelor of Laws with honors and a graduate degree in corporate law from University Lyon II Law ...more »

Former Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso Corporation
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

The 2011 BTI survey of FORTUNE 1000 general counsel chose Fulbright as "The BTI Client Service 30" and Corporate Board Member magazine named Fulbright among the top 20 corporate law firms in the US in its survey of board members of public companies. ...more »

On AT&T, DOJ Chooses Law Over Politics
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

But good corporate citizenry and lobbying expertise aren't the only criteria. And as the Justice Department's court challenge to the deal Wednesday demonstrated, the deal was always long on hype for how it would help consumers, and short on robust ...more »

Dendreon Appoints John E. Osborn EVP & General Counsel
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

Mr. Osborn has more than 25 years' experience in law, business, and public policy. He previously served as general counsel with two Fortune 1000 healthcare companies: US Oncology, Inc., where he worked on its recent merger with McKesson Corporation, ...more »

Centro boss fined for breach of corporate law
ABC OnlineAugust 31, 2011

The corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), wanted him disqualified from running companies but he was instead fined $30000. Centro's former chief financial officer, Romano Nenna, was banned from running ...more »

Calling out Republicans on voter ID
Charleston City PaperAugust 31, 2011

ALEC is a corporate-funded juggernaut that works with Republicans in pushing a hard right-wing agenda, including anti-union legislation, the privatization of schools and prisons, and the rolling back of environmental regulations. ...more »

Former Centro bosses fined, banned
Sydney Morning HeraldAugust 31, 2011

The former chief executive of Centro has been fined and its former chief financial officer banned from management for two years for breaches of corporate law. In Melbourne on Wednesday, Federal Court Justice John Middleton imposed no penalties on six ...more »

Where in the World Is Elie Mystal?
Above the LawAugust 30, 2011

For the “foreign” law firms who are our clients, it is not the FLCA that is important by itself, but rather the free trade agreements (“FTA's”) with the EU and the United States, which will ultimately permit foreign law firms to have on-the-ground FLC ...more »

Hensley Kim leaders join Polsinelli Shughart
Bizjournals.comAugust 30, 2011

Stacy A. Carpenter is an experienced civil trial attorney whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, employment law and professional liability defense. • Ryan E. Warren is the director of construction law at Hensley Kim. ...more »

Reminder: The Embarrassing Naked Photos On Your Stolen Laptop May Not Belong ...
ForbesAugust 30, 2011

Most recently, I was an editor at Above the Law, a legal blog, relying on the legal knowledge gained from two years working for corporate law firm Covington & Burling -- a Cliff's Notes version of law school. In the past, I've been found slaving away ...more »

The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates Venoco Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

Weiss & Lurie has litigated hundreds of stockholder class and derivative actions for violations of corporate and fiduciary duties. We have recovered over a billion dollars for defrauded institutions and individuals and obtained important corporate...more »

The Law Firm of Weiss & Lurie Investigates Venoco Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)August 30, 2011

Attorney Advertising. Past results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Weiss & Lurie Julia J. Sun, Esq. 1500 Broadway, 16th Floor New York, NY 10036 T: 212-682-3025 F: 212-682-3010 www.weisslurie.com info@weisslurie.com.more »

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