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


Groups  (click [+] for listing)

 Sub Committees


Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

2016 Corporate Laws Committee Meeting

December 9, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Miami Beach, FL
 
Section Events

    Becoming and Advancing your Career as an In-House Attorney

    02/23/2017-02/23/2017

    Our panel of General Counsels will share their insights and recommended career planning strategies to become and advance your career as an in-house attorney. What do you need to consider when interviewing and joining a corporate law department? What practical things do you need to know about being successful ...

    CEO Succession & Crisis Management: Fiduciary Duty, Securities Disclosure, and Practice Approaches

    03/08/2017-03/08/2017

    Our panelists will provide practical guidance on how boards and advisors can help companies enhance and execute their playbooks for a CEO succession crisis. Companies should maintain and implement thorough emergency CEO succession plans and be positioned to seamlessly respond to concerns of investors, ...

    2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

    04/05/2017-04/08/2017
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans

    **PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) TO YOUR EXISTING REGISTRATION** **TO ADD EVENTS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION**: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, ...


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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 February 10, 2017

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