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

The Model Business Corporation Act

Note: Some documents require membership in the Corporate Laws Committee for access.

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    2016 Business Bankruptcy Committee Fall Meeting

    Marriott Marquis
    San Francisco

    Advance Registration is now CLOSED. Please register and purchase lunch and dinner tickets onsite at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis beginning Wednesday, Ocotber 26, 2016.

    21st National M&A Institute

    Windsor Court Hotel
    New Orleans

    Value Pass subscribers save 25% on Institute registration! Use code VPINST at time of purchase.

    The Ins & Outs of Copyright Terminations


    The event will be held on 11/09/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries,Section of Intellectual Property Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

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Modified by Graham on October 4, 2016

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