American Bar Association
 
Corporate Laws Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Corporate Laws Committee


Mission Statement

The mission of the Corporate Laws Committee is to adopt amendments to and provide expert commentary on the Model Business Corporation Act. The Committee addresses issues relating to the functioning of public and private corporations, and presents programs and publishes handbooks, treatises, statutory compilations and other reports and papers on this subject.

Committee Facts

  • 24 regular members, each serving 6-year terms, plus a chair and secretary.
  • Approximately 20 senior advisors, liaisons and special advisors.
  • Three standalone in-person meetings a year plus an in-person meeting at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting.
  • Approximately 10 working task forces addressing various corporate law issues and amendments to the Model Business Corporation Act.
  • As its primary function, the Committee continuously considers the need for possible amendments or additions to the Model Business Corporation Act in light of developments in corporate and securities laws, judicial decisions and regulatory actions.
  • The Committee presents a program annually at the Business Law Section Spring Meeting and co-sponsors other programs from time to time.
  • Current publications published by the Committee include the Model Business Corporation Act Annotated, The Corporate Directors Guidebook and the Handbook for the Conduct of Shareholders’ Meetings.

Areas of Expertise

  • State corporate laws
  • Corporate governance
  • Relationship between state corporate law and federal securities laws

2016 Revision - Model Business Corporation Act


Recent Amendments to the MBCA




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Leadership

Chair:

Martin, David


Member Links


Groups  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Recent Developments in the Delaware Chancery Court and the New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division

    07/26/2018-07/26/2018

    Time: 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM Eastern Visit the attendee page to access the webinar and view program materials . Your PIN to access the webinar is your ABA member/customer ID number. This webinar has an online CLE credit request process. See the attendee page for details on what you need to do to get ...

    Ethics 101: Attorneys' Duties for Safeguarding Confidential Information on the Cloud

    07/31/2018-07/31/2018

    The event will be held on 07/31/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Cybersecurity Legal Task Force,ABACLE,Business Law Section,Forum on Communications Law,Center For Professional Responsibility,Law Practice Division,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Litigation,Senior Lawyers Division,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Sports Betting in the U.S. in a Post-PASPA World

    07/31/2018-07/31/2018

    On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court made waves in the gaming and sports worlds when it held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), a federally enacted law greatly limiting sports gambling in the United States, was unconstitutional. In its opinion, styled ...


Materials and Links


Webinars


Other Publications


Listserve

In order to send a message to the listserve, send a message to the email address below. You must be a member of the Committee to successfully send a message to the listserve.

BL-CORPLAWS@mail.americanbar.org

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Modified by Graham Hunt on March 8, 2018

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