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Corporate shareholder agreements are vital for many companies with more than one shareholder, especially non-public companies with a limited number of persons owning shares. The shareholder agreement typically details the...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced the release of revised “Green Guides” on October 1, 2012. The Green Guides are intended to help marketers avoid making misleading environmental claims.
The Green Guides are...more
Two major conclusions are found in a recent survey of economists by the Wall Street Journal:
1. Slow growth over the coming year
2. A recession is unlikely
As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the survey of 48...more
Businesses trying to stay ahead of the curve, and jumping on any possible competitive advantage, may now be looking towards the revolution in the payment process. Cash was once (maybe still is) king. Barter has been around...more
A corporate crisis can arise without warning and from many causes.
A journalist writes a story about exploited workers at a foreign factory where the company manufactures product.
The CEO is charged with sexual...more
The City of Los Angeles took another step towards granting exclusive franchises for commercial trash hauling within the City, franchises that would also cover large apartment complexes. Under a plan approved by two City...more
Fourth in a Series of Articles
We began this series of articles by asking tough questions:
Do corporations exist solely to maximize shareholder value and profit? Or do corporations also exist to serve a broader...more
Small business often finds it difficult to borrow money for operations and growth from commercial banks or other traditional sources of financing. This is especially true in economically distressed communities.
As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more
Advertising claims that are deceptive or misleading often draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission. That’s why avoiding the use of potentially misleading or deceptive adverting is advisable.
Of course, what seems...more
One of the most commonly overlooked regulatory agency approvals in a business transaction is FCC approval of radio license assignments and transfers - and the reason it is often overlooked is that many businesses are unaware...more