Allen Matkins

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555 South Figueroa Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Phone: 213-622-5555
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The Limited Liability Company Agreement That Has No Name

Practitioners under California’s Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act will be familiar with the concept of an “operating agreement” (Cal. Corp. Code § 17701.02(s)). Indeed, I expect that nearly every LLC formed under…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

District Court Rules Plaintiff Failed To Plead Real Estate Investment Was A “Security”

Both the Securities Act of 1933 and the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968 provide similar, but not the same, definitions of a “security”. See Making A List Of Securities And Checking It Twice. Although these lists…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Buying Assets? Have You Considered This Secretary’s Certificate?

California Corporations Code Section 1001 requires approval by the outstanding shares (Corp. Code § 152) of the principal terms of a sale of all or substantially all of a corporation’s assets (unless the transaction is in the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Court Rules Indirect Purchaser Claims Against Theranos May Proceed

Theranos’ anni horribilium began in October 2015 with the publication of a story by investigative reporter John Carreyrou at The Wall Street Journal. Lawsuits and government investigations ensued. Although the Theranos…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Court of Appeal Defines Good Faith Defense Under The UFTA

In 2015, the California legislature refurbished the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act and rechristened it as the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. 2015 Cal. Stats. Ch. 44 (SB 161 (Vidak)). The UFTA has not left the stage…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry - Washington Post - Apr 16 - Just days after taking office, President Trump invited American…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Renewable Energy Update - April 2017 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - Perry orders Energy Department study of electric grid - The Hill - Apr 17 - Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered a departmental review of the electricity grid, targeting federal…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Looking For A Deceased Celebrity’s Successor-In-Interest? The Secretary Of State Has An Answer

The California Secretary of State’s office is the repository for a vast a disparate number of filings. Few people, for example, may be aware that they may register with the Secretary of State’s office as a successor-in-interest…more
 /  Administrative Law, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law

Alter Ego and the Nevada LLC

California’s version of the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act expressly subjects members to potential alter ego liability..…more
 /  Business Organizations

Sustainable Development Update - April 2017 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - Ice Energy, NRG installing new energy storage solutions for SoCal Edison - Utility Dive - Apr 13 - Ice Energy and NRG Energy are partnering to roll out up to 1,800 Ice Bear 30 storage…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

California And The “Entitled To Vote” Standard

Recently, I came across a proxy statement for a California corporation that stated the vote required for shareholder action on several proposals was “the affirmative vote of the majority of the shares represented at the Annual…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - D.C. Circuit grants EPA’s request to delay 2015 smog rule case - Washington Post - Apr 11 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday granted a…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Failure To Return Shares Subject To Repurchase Right Supports Conversion Claim

Closely held issuers often include a repurchase right in their equity award agreements. I expect that in most cases, shareholders will comply with these provisions. When a shareholder doesn’t, the company’s most obvious cause…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Renewable Energy Update - April 2017 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - California solar spike leads to negative CAISO real-time prices in March - Utility Dive - Apr 10 - Solar capacity on the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) system spiked last…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Continuing Confusion About Shareholder Approval Requirements

I continue to read confused statements in proxy statements about the vote required for shareholder action. The default voting rule in Delaware is found in Section 216(2) of the Delaware General Corporation Law..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law
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