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

The Model Business Corporation Act




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



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Leadership

Chair:

Ege, Karl


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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

Business Law Section Annual Meeting

September 11, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency Chicago
Meeting Agenda | Meeting Schedule
 
Section Events

    Business Succession – Tax and Financial Considerations

    02/11/2016-02/11/2016

    This program will discuss how to transition a business while minimizing or eliminating taxes. Discussion includes transfers of closely-held businesses to key employees and family members. Corporate and partnership opportunities will be compared and contrasted and estate planning consequences will also ...

    Understanding the Key Elements of a Legal Opinion

    02/25/2016-02/25/2016

    Business lawyers are asked to give legal opinions in a number of contexts, including financing and M&A transactions. This program will walk through a basic form of third party legal opinion, and will discuss its main features. It will examine opinions commonly rendered, and will discuss what they mean ...

    Law Firm Bankruptcies and Dissolutions: Legal and Ethical Issues

    02/26/2016-02/26/2016

    Law Firm Bankruptcies and Dissolutions: Legal and Ethical Issues


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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

In order to access the listserve archive, please click here.


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Modified by Graham Hunt on January 26, 2016

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