Allen Matkins

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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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Legislator Wants University Study Of Diversity At California High Technology Companies

California Assemblymember Chris Holden has authored a bill that would require the University of California to conduct a study of the racial and ethnic diversity of the board of directors and employees of California high…more
 /  Business Organizations, Education, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2018 #3

Focus - Climate lawsuits, once limited to the coasts, jump inland - THE NEW YORK TIMES - Apr 18 Until recently, communities suing fossil fuel companies over the costs of climate change have been located on the coasts:…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018 #3

Sustainable Development Focus - State lawmakers reject plan linking new housing to public transit - LOS ANGELES TIMES - Apr 17 A robust effort to attack California's housing shortage was rejected Tuesday by a state…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Memberless LLC And Diversity

When faced with someone who is blowing things out of proportion, one response might be "Don't make a federal case out of this!" Sometimes, it may not even be possible to make a federal case. The reason is that federal courts…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Renewable Energy Update - April 2018 #3

Focus - SunPower buys U.S. rival SolarWorld to head off Trump tariffs - REUTERS - Apr 18 SunPower Corp. on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Holds International Cancer Agency Is Not A Private Corporation

More than a half century ago, the World Health Assembly established the International Agency for Research on Cancer as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Although headquartered in Lyon, France, the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Health, International Law & Trade

Department Of Business Oversight Found Liable For Investors' Attorney Fees

In 2011, the Department of Business Oversight filed a civil action against Investco Management & Development LLC and its promoters alleging various violations of the securities laws in connection with the offer and sale of LLC…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Legislature Mulls Mandating Board Interviews Of Everyone But Nonbinary Persons And Caucasian Males

I have previously written about one California legislator's plan to impose gender quotas on publicly traded companies that have their principal executive offices in the state. The bill is being heard today by the Senate Banking…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Industrial Development Bonds And The Mystery Of Federal Preemption

This should be a straightforward question - Are qualification and registration requirements under state securities laws preempted with respect to industrial development bonds? When Congress enacted the National Securities…more
 /  Securities Law, Taxation

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2018 #2

Focus - Metropolitan Water District agrees to major contribution toward Delta tunnels project funding - THE SACRAMENTO BEE - Apr 11 The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) voted Tuesday to cover…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Renewable Energy Update - April 2018 #2

Focus - U.S. corporate solar procurement surges in 2017 - GREENTECH MEDIA - Apr 12 Corporate procurement of solar is on the rise for both distributed generation and offsite utility PV. As a testament to that trend, Apple…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Sustainable Development Update - April 2018 #2

Sustainable Development Focus - Major California housing bill narrowed before its first legislative debate - LOS ANGELES TIMES - Apr 10 Ahead of its first legislative committee hearing scheduled for next week, a Bay Area…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

Industrial Loan Company Securities - They May Or May Not Be What You Assume Them To Be

California Corporations Code Section 25100 is a long list of securities exempt from the qualification requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. Last on this list (Section 25100(t)) is any security issued or…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Material Breach Releases Obligation To Third Party Beneficiaries

On April 12, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court held that one party's material breach of a contract releases the non-breaching party's contractual obligation to a third-party beneficiary. Cain v. Price, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 26 (2018)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Bill Would Require Race And Gender Pay Equity Reports

In March, I wrote about AB 2571 which would have prohibited public pension fund investments in alternative investment vehicles that lacked race and gender pay equity policies. Yesterday, the bill was amended to require public…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law
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