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
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  • Environmental Law
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Did A Non-Existent Committee Move To Update Corporations Code?

In April, I kvetched about numerous outdated references in the California Corporations Code. For example, several provisions of the Code continue to refer to the “Internal Revenue Code of 1954” more than three decades after the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Can Pseudo-Foreign Corporations Exonerate Their Directors?

Corporations Code Section 2115 is not an easy read. Fortunately, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has provided a more digestible overview of the statute..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

California's "Day of Rest" Requirement

The California Supreme Court recently clarified the California Labor Code's requirement that employers must provide their employees a "day of rest" in Mendoza v. Nordstrom Inc., No. S224611 (May 8, 2017). The Labor Code…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

California Judge Troubled By Trulia Refuses To Approve Settlement

Kevin LaCroix recently tackled the question Is Deal Litigation in Delaware Done? According to Kevin, “deal litigation has been shifting from Delaware Chancery Court to courts in other states and to federal courts”. He…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

Officers Of Foreign Corporations And The California Courts

Yesterday’s post concerned Section 2116 of the California Corporations Code. Courts sometimes describe Section 2116 as codifying the internal affairs doctrine. See, e.g., Vaughn v. LJ Internat., Inc., 174 Cal. App. 4th 213,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Renewable Energy Update - May 2017 #3

Renewable Energy Focus - Non-utility suppliers could serve 85% of load by mid-2020s, according to new CPUC report - Utility Dive - May 17 - A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Enforceability Of Exclusive Forum Bylaw May Hinge On The Meaning Of “May”

No California appellate court has yet addressed the validity of forum selection bylaws in a published decision. When the question comes before a California appellate court, the outcome may turn on the meaning of “may” in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - California cracks down on last beachfront sand mining operation in U.S. - San Jose Mercury News - May 16 - On Tuesday, the California State Lands Commission issued a demand to the…more
 /  Environmental Law

More On Revlon Duties In California

Following yesterday’s post concerning the status of Revlon duties in California, I received a note from Suzanne Weakley, an attorney at the California Continuing Education of the BAR (aka the CEB). For those readers not…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Is There A “Revlon Duty” In California?

There are certain seminal Delaware corporate law cases that are so well known that corporate lawyers are wont to assume that they have been adopted and followed everywhere. One such case is Revlon, Inc. v. MacAndrews & Forbes…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Sustainable Development Update - May 2017 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - Evidence of a decline in electricity use by U.S. households - Haas Energy Institute - May 8 - Between 1950 and 2010, U.S. residential electricity consumption per capita increased…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Did The Harvard Shareholder Rights Project Prove Itself Wrong?

In December 2014, Stanford Law School Professor Joseph A. Grundfest and Daniel M. Gallagher incited an academic titanomachy when they released a draft of an academic paper provocatively entitled “Did Harvard Violate Federal…more
 /  Business Organizations, Education, Securities Law

Renewable Energy Update - May 2017 #2

Renewable Energy Focus - EIA charts utility-scale solar’s ‘rapid’ five-year growth - Solar Industry Magazine - May 4 - U.S. utility-scale solar installations, including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation, Transportation

California And Liquidated Damage Clauses

California Civil Code Section 1671(b) provides that “a provision in a contract liquidating the damages for the breach of the contract is valid unless the party seeking to invalidate the provision establishes that the provision…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal key Obama-era methane regulation - Washington Post - May 10 - The U.S. Senate narrowly voted down a resolution on Wednesday to repeal an…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology
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