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

Is ISS A Board Declassification Denier?

Institutional Shareholder Services (aka ISS) recently published its 2018 Americas Proxy Voting Guidelines Update. Among other changes, ISS will now recommend a vote against or withhold from the entire board of directors (except…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Renewable Energy Update - November 2017

Focus - Wells Fargo global operations now powered by 100 percent renewable energy - PennEnergy - Nov 8 Wells Fargo & Company has announced that 100 percent of its global electricity consumption for 2017 will be met with…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Taxation

Is Every Agent A Fiduciary?

In common parlance, a fiduciary is someone you can trust. The word itself is related to the Latin word, fidere, meaning to trust. We name our dogs “Fido” because dogs are trustworthy companions. For example, a dog named…more
 /  Business Organizations, Business Torts, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Shareholders Sues Officer Of Delaware Corporation In California State Court, Should Texas Law Apply?

Our November 16, 2017 post discussed one aspect of the California Court of Appeal’s opinion in Central Laborers’ Pension Fund v. McAfee, Inc., 2017 Cal. App. LEXIS 1008. The case arose from Intel Corporation’s acquisition of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Securities Law

Court Of Appeal Finds No Right To Jury In Shareholder Class Action

In several blog posts, I have commented on the right to a jury trial under California law. This may seem like an inapposite subject for a blog devoted to corporate and securities law issues. Nonetheless, I have prognosticated…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

California Securities Law Claims Founder On Personal Jurisdiction

Establishing personal jurisdiction may seem mundane, but without it a plaintiff may soon find itself out of court, as did the plaintiff in Marshall v. Galvanoni, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185530…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

Judge Rules Internal Affairs Doctrine Governs California Insider Trading Statute

As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, California has its own insider trading statute – California Corporations Code Section 25402. The statute is included in the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968. In general,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Securities Law

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017 #2

Focus - Court invalidates South Coast Air District ozone rule - Los Angeles Times - Nov 8 - A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that the South Coast Air Quality Management District board violated procedural…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Do You Have To Be Old To Be A Veteran?

On Saturday, the country honored its veterans. November 11 was originally designated as “Armistice Day” in recognition of the date on which fighting in the First World War ended. It became a legal holiday in 1938 only a few…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Judge Alex Kozinski On Debt Versus Equity

Judge Alex Kozinski succinctly frames the debt versus equity battle in this opinion issued yesterday..…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

More On Disclosure Under SEC Rule 701(e)

As mentioned yesterday, Corporation Finance (often referred to as “Corp Fin”) recently issued a Compliance & Disclosure Interpretation with respect to the disclosure delivery requirements under Rule 701(e). I find myself…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Corp Fin’s New Rule 701 C&DI And California’s Compensation Plan Exemption

Yesterday, Broc Romanek reported that Corp Fin has published a new C&DI addressing the permissibility of electronic delivery of disclosures under Rule 701(e). Readers will recall that Rule 701 is an exemption from the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Does The California Finance Lenders Law Prohibit “Table Funding”?

A loan is “table funded” when at settlement it is contemporaneously assigned to the person that provides the funds. Is table funding an illegal business practice under the California Finance Lenders Law? The Fourth District…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Sustainable Development Update - November 2017

New study finds buildings with poor energy efficiency default at higher rate - Urban Land - Oct 23 A recent study has added a new value proposition for energy efficiency in commercial buildings: efficient buildings are less…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017

Focus - White House receives recommendations that could open national marine sanctuaries to oil drilling - San Jose Mercury News - Oct 27 Six months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology, Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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