Allen Matkins

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865 South Figueroa Street, 28th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017, 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
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  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Legislator Seeks To Require Inspection Of Records In California

Corporations Code Section 1601 requires that records "be open to inspection . . . at any reasonable time during usual business hours . . .". The statute is silent on where the inspection must occur. In Innes v. Diablo Controls,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Securities Law

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #3

Focus - Trump’s proposed budget slashes funding for clean energy programs - Greentech Media - Feb 14 The Trump administration’s proposed 2019 budget, released on Monday, proposes cuts to several clean energy programs…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is A Prize-Linked Savings Account A Lottery?

In 2014, the United States Congress enacted the American Savings Promotion Act, P.L. 113–251 (DEC. 18, 2014) permitting financial institutions to offer savings accounts, with the added feature of offering chances to win prizes. …more
 /  Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking

California CPAs Report Few Restatements But Many Are Not Reportable 

California's Accountancy Act requires licensees to report to the California Board of Accountancy, among other things, "Any restatement of a financial statement and related disclosures by a client audited by the licensee". Cal…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Just Who Are A Corporation's "Regular Officers"?

California declares it unlawful for any person to engage in the business of, act in the capacity of, advertise as, or assume to act as a real estate broker or a real estate salesperson within California without first obtaining a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Directors Fail To Escape Liability For Approving Dividend

I last wrote about FDIC v. Ching, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92687 (E.D. Cal. July 8, 2014) in July of 2014. That post concerned Judge Kimberly J. Mueller's ruling that California's statutory restrictions on distributions to…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Conflict of Laws, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018 #2

Focus - Cost of officially downsized Delta tunnel plan still exceeds currently pledged funds - Sacramento Bee - Feb 9 The troubled Delta tunnels project was officially downsized Wednesday, as Governor Brown’s…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Renewable Energy Update - February 2018 #2

Focus - Western Energy Imbalance Market produces ‘solid’ benefits in Q4 - Solar Industry Magazine - Feb 2 The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has released its western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Department Of Business Oversight Continues To Grow

On January 10, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown issued his proposed budget for California's 2018/2019 fiscal year. The proposed budget detail is available here. The Governor is proposing a modest increase (about 3%) in the total…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics

Was This Interim Final Rule More Final Than Interim?

I in this post from July 2016, I took the Securities and Exchange Commission to task for adding Item 16 to Form 10-K as an "Interim Final Rule". As I then explained, Interim Final Rules constitute an end-run on the notice and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Business Organizations, Securities Law

Sustainable Development Update - February 2018

Sustainable Development Focus - New state ballot measure would reward people who build rainwater collection systems - The Mercury News - Feb 1 Worried about California’s dry winter? Interested in installing a rainwater…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Federal Court Allows Reverse Veil Piercing Of Unincorporated Association

Last August, I published this post about the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision allowing reverse veil piercing in the case of a Delaware limited liability company even though the court had refused to allow it in the case…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

DBO Reports Increase In Adviser Examinations

The California Department of Business Oversight recently issued its annual Broker-Dealer/Investment Adviser report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. The DBO reports that it had 3,808 investment adviser firms licensed at…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Does California Place Your Company At Risk?

Is doing business in California risky? More than a few companies seem to think so. Below are few California related risks that I noticed in the risk factors section of recently filed Form 10-Ks…more
 /  Business Organizations, Science, Computers, & Technology

Saints, Sanctions and Cicero

Yesterday's post included the following description of an article about alleged misconduct by a company's CEO..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law
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