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

What Kind Of California Corporation Must Include A Salary Limitation In Its Articles Or Bylaws?

I suspect that at least a few California corporate lawyers are unaware of a provision in the California Corporations Code requiring the articles or bylaws of certain corporations to contain a limitation on the salaries paid to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities

Renewable Energy Update - October 2017

Renewable Energy Focus - Governor Brown signs bill directing utilities to plan storage, DERs for peak demand - Utility Dive - Oct 12 - Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill directing utilities to plan…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approves Delta tunnels project - Sacramento Bee - Oct 10 - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on Tuesday…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Filing Statements Of Information Online

Last June, the California Secretary of State’s office announced bizfile California, which it described as “a new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records quickly and conveniently from one…more
 /  Business Organizations

Sustainable Development Update - October 2017 #2

Sustainable Development Focus - California to create roadmap for commercializing microgrids - Microgrid Knowledge - Oct 6 - California is nearing the homestretch on a roadmap now being circulated for comment that aims to…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

What Is A Foreign Registrant And Why Must They Translate Their Names?

Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed amendments to Regulation S-K, and related rules and forms. According to the SEC, these are intended to modernize and simplify certain disclosure requirements in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Standard Of Review Is Clear For Administrative Interpretations Of Statutes And Rules

A few days ago, I noted the Court of Appeal’s opinion in Davis Test Only Smog Testing v. Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 855. That post concerned the Court’s holding that the plaintiffs’ due process rights had…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

A Town Without Written Leases And No Litigation

Recently, I visited Tonopah, Nevada, which is located about midway between Las Vegas and Reno. According to legend, the town was founded after Jim Butler discovered a rich ledge of silver ore while chasing his wandering burros…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Renewable Energy Update - October 2017

Renewable Energy Focus - California greenhouse gas emissions fall as renewables boom - PV Magazine - Oct 4 California is leading the energy transition in the United States, including achieving the highest portion of solar…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Section 25401 – Does No One Know Its History?

A few years back, I criticized the amendment of California Corporations Code Section 25401 to conform to Rule 10b-5 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. See California Creates Complete Chaos By Rewriting Anti-Fraud…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Attention Investment Advisers: Rules Are Not Statutes

Last week, I cautioned the students in my Securities Regulation class that while it can be helpful to review the SEC filings of other registrants, one should never assume that they are correct. A few days later, I noticed that…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Sustainable Development Update - October 2017

Sustainable Development Focus - Green building rapidly becoming established part of home construction Proud Green Building - Sep 28 - Green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both single family and…more
 /  Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - Court blocks Dept. of Interior’s move to delay Obama-era methane leak rule - The Hill - Oct 4 - On Wednesday a federal court set aside an effort by the Department of the Interior (DOI)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

NASAA Issues Report On State Enforcement Actions

The North American Securities Administrators Association recently released its annual enforcement report. The report is based on a survey of the 50 state members of NASAA. The states report data based on either the calendar…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Attorney General Opines On Lay Representation At Administrative Hearings

Over three years ago, I wrote that California’s Office of Administrative Hearings had requested the California Attorney General provide an opinion answering the following question..…more
 /  Administrative Law
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