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The House of Representatives passed legislation that could loosen some of the restrictions imposed by Dodd-Frank on big banks. The bill, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Businesses Burden Act, passed by a margin of...more
As the 2014 midterm elections approach, speculation is widespread as to whether tax reform can be successfully pursued in 2015. The successful 1986 Tax Reform Act navigated through a politically divided Congress a full...more
Recently, there has been some unusual excitement in the corporate bar in Delaware after the Supreme Court of Delaware held that a nonstock corporation could adopt a bylaw requiring a losing plaintiff in a lawsuit involving...more
The Delaware state senator responsible for introducing a proposed ban on fee-shifting bylaws has instead sponsored a resolution – unanimously passed in the Delaware state senate – to delay any vote on the proposed ban until...more
I expect that most limited liability company operating agreements specify how profits and losses are to be allocated among members. Sometimes, they may not. The now repealed Beverly-Killea Act provided a default provision...more
As discussed (see link below), a recent decision of the Delaware Supreme Court could be a game changer in the world of stockholder litigation. In ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund (Del. May 8, 2014), the Delaware...more
Suppose a corporation’s Chief Executive Officer becomes involved in a particularly abhorent (but legal) political movement. Suppose further that the Board of Directors is concerned that the corporation’s stockholders,...more
On February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released draft (the "Discussion Draft”) that would substantially reform the current U.S. Tax Code (the “Code”). The Discussion Draft contains numerous...more
On March 4, 2014, President Obama issued his Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, which includes a proposal to tax carried interests (also known as “performance allocations” or “incentive allocations”) in investment...more
Not many people use horses as a means of transportation in the U.S. anymore, but numerous horse related expressions and aphorisms persist in everyday speech, including...more
On November 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) released its final US policy updates for the 2014 proxy season (the “2014 Policies”), having received comments to its draft policies released on October...more
Three bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would ease leverage restrictions on business development companies (BDCs) face an uncertain future in light of concerns expressed by the Chair of the Securities and...more
Because we cannot predict Congress’ action or inaction in the next few days or weeks as to whether the House will be successful in demanding a rescission or a delay in the Act’s implementation as a price for restarting the...more
Last September, I wrote to CalPERS’ Chief Executive Officer to express my concern about travel by CalPERS’ executives. I noted that Governor Brown had issued Executive Order B-06-011 banning both in-state and out-of-state...more
Comments are due today on proposed amendments to the New Jersey State Investment Council (“SIC”) Pay-to-Play Rules. ...more
The North Carolina General Assembly recently approved a number of significant changes to the North Carolina Business Corporation Act (“NCBCA”) which the governor signed into law on June 19, 2013....more
Bill Provides Important Incentives for Corporate Compliance Programs -
The millions of Brazilians protesting in recent weeks in cities and towns across Brazil have brought important and far-reaching corruption reform...more
As the Pennsylvania General Assembly heads down the home stretch to the June 30th deadline for passage of a budget for 2013-14, all indications suggest that the budget package will include significant substantive and...more
HB 73- Omnibus Legislation -
This bill containing 74 pages is a "stripped down" version of a bill which passed the House last year but failed to obtain Senate approval. It contains a potpourri of changes to the...more
Late last month, the Nevada Committee on Judiciary introduced a bill that would, among numerous other things, authorize forum selection provisions in corporate and other Nevada entity charters. If SB 441 is enacted, a...more
On March 20, 2013, legislation proposing to amend the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act, 6 Del. C. §§ 18-101, et. seq. (DLLCA) was submitted to the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association. If the...more
The Nation has just witnessed one of the most expensive election campaigns - with over $6 billion spent by candidates, political parties and committees. Whether all of that money made a difference remains to be seen. One...more
On December 21, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicated in its semiannual regulatory agenda that the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance is considering whether to recommend that the...more
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Scott Cammarn, partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a little known provision of Dodd-Frank that could end up costing foreign banks doing business...more
Last September, I wrote about California’s unincorporated associations law. In ”Thinking About Joining A Club? You May Want To Consider These Corporations Code Provisions First“, I noted that Title 3 of the California...more
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