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Top Five Traps for the Unwary in Spin-OffsDon't Be A "Dummy Director""The Bodyguard, Esq." - Corporate Security Law Introduces Their New Data ...The death of corporate reputation - Professor Jonathan Macey (Part Two)Benefit-Corporations on the RiseWolters Kluwer Divests Best Case Solutions Inc.W&L Law Professor's New Book Examines Shareholder Power and Corporate...Mark D. Sokolik, corporate attorney, formerly of Hunt ValleyTrends and Developments in Annual Meeting Proxy Litigation - Law.comLAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Will the market change what bar associations ...Deploying JAG Strategies for Corporate Legal Depts. - Law.comSEC Yet to Create Rules to Regulating Corporate CrowdfundingBTI Lists Haynes and Boone Among Best-Branded Law Firms - PRWebGerman equitable subordination law – a case of piercing the corporate veil?Corporate counsel: Women find career opportunities by going from law firms to ...

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Corporations' sponsorship of seminars might sway some federal judges
Chambersburg Public OpinionApril 1, 2013

Charles Geyh, an Indiana University law professor who specializes in judicial ethics, is skeptical that rulings are directly influenced by corporate sponsorship of seminars, but noted, "in a cynic's view that would smack of corruption." "Even if it has ...more »

ARNOLD: A day to rue our foolish corporate tax rate
Washington TimesApril 3, 2013

In the end, concerns over effective tax rates serve not as a deterrent to corporate-tax reform, but yet another glaring reason why the tax code desperately needs an overhaul. We should create a simpler and more transparent corporate-tax law that treats ...more »

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Top Five Traps for the Unwary in Spin-Offs
The National Law ReviewApril 30, 2013

In allocating liabilities to the spinco, the parent company must evaluate the impact such allocation will have on the solvency of the parent and the spinco. Parent company directors can face personal liability under state corporate law for making an ...more »

Don't Be A "Dummy Director"
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 30, 2013

The diligence applied may be protected by the business judgment rule under Canadian corporate law. Directors may be exposed to liability if they don't pursue corporate wrongdoers. Resigning is not really an option if by doing so you leave shareholders ...more »

"The Bodyguard, Esq." - Corporate Security Law Introduces Their New Data ...
NewsdayApril 30, 2013

Actor Will Smith's former Director of Security, Miguel R. San Jose, Esq. CPP, now practices federal data privacy and protection law for Corporate Security Law in Charlotte, North Carolina. The "security-expert-turned-lawyer" now assists businesses to ...more »

The death of corporate reputation - Professor Jonathan Macey (Part Two)
Examiner.comApril 29, 2013

Jonathan R. Macey is Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law at Yale University and Professor in the Yale School of Management. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of ...more »

Benefit-Corporations on the Rise
Barron's (blog)April 29, 2013

Apparently, the logjam was cleared last September when twelve attorneys from the Delaware Corporate Law Counseling Group, Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Geisenberger, and Chancellor of the Court of Chancery Leo ...more »

Wolters Kluwer Divests Best Case Solutions Inc.
The Herald | HeraldOnline.comApril 29, 2013

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands & NEW YORK — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory today announced the sale of Best Case Solutions Inc., a producer of bankruptcy preparation and filing software for law firms representing personal and corporate...more »

W&L Law Professor's New Book Examines Shareholder Power and Corporate...
Washington and Lee University News Office (blog)April 29, 2013

The answer lies at the core of a new book by Washington and Lee law professor Christopher Bruner. In Corporate Governance in the Common-Law World, Bruner examines the corporate governance powers possessed by shareholders in the U.S. and other ...more »

Mark D. Sokolik, corporate attorney, formerly of Hunt Valley
Baltimore SunApril 28, 2013

A former Hunt Valley resident who attended Loyola Blakefield in Towson, Mr. Sokolik went on to graduate from the University of Baltimore and become a top student at Georgetown University's Law Center. Since 2010, he had worked as a corporate attorney ...more »

Trends and Developments in Annual Meeting Proxy Litigation - Law.com
Corporate CounselApril 26, 2013

In a number of instances, companies have been contacted confidentially regarding a request for settlement, while in others a demand is preceded by the press release of an investigation of the company's disclosures. The lead role of law firm Faruqi ...more »

LAWBIZ COACHES CORNER: Will the market change what bar associations ...
Wisconsin Law JournalApril 26, 2013

Although corporate law firms have seen business improve since the depths of the Great Recession, things hardly are robust even today. Layoffs at major law firms are going to pick up steam once again because there simply isn't enough traditional ...more »

Deploying JAG Strategies for Corporate Legal Depts. - Law.com
Corporate CounselApril 25, 2013

Major-General Blaise Cathcart is an in-house lawyer for a global organization with plenty of firepower: the Canadian Forces. In a speech last week at the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association spring conference, Cathcart outlined how the approach he ...more »

SEC Yet to Create Rules to Regulating Corporate Crowdfunding
Business LexingtonApril 25, 2013

Technological breakthroughs have always posed a problem for regulators, but social media seems to have lately created even larger regulatory headaches in the area of corporate law. ... The capital formation process effectively becomes democratized.more »

BTI Lists Haynes and Boone Among Best-Branded Law Firms - PRWeb
PR Web (press release)April 25, 2013

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro* and Mexico City, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 525 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ...more »

German equitable subordination law – a case of piercing the corporate veil?
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2013

In its decision published on March 13, 2013 (dated February 21, 2013 – IX ZR 32/12), the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH or Bundesgerichtshof) made it clear that it will uphold its prevailing case law regarding two questions at hand even though ...more »

Corporate counsel: Women find career opportunities by going from law firms to ...
NJBIZApril 25, 2013

"The promotion path is more available to women," who find doors opening in sectors like manufacturing that, years ago, were less receptive to them, she said. Sellinger, who is general counsel for the Englewood arts education nonprofit Arts Horizons and ...more »

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