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

Committee Events

2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
New Orleans, LA

2017 Corporate Laws June Meeting

June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

2017 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

September 14, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Chicago, IL

2017 Corporate Laws December Meeting

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Houston, TX (tentative)
 
Section Events

    Intercreditor Agreements - What’s in Your Agreement?

    08/17/2017-08/17/2017

    Once upon a time, there was concern that bankruptcy courts might not consider disputes between creditors under their intercreditor agreements, but relegate the creditors to state court. Those days are long gone! Since the 2008 recession, there has been a series of cases where not only did the bankruptcy ...

    Legal Analytics: An Introduction to Using Data and Artificial Intelligence in Legal Services

    08/24/2017-08/24/2017

    Artificial intelligence, Big Data, expert systems, and lean law are more than buzz words; they'll soon be key components of an attorney's toolkit. What can you do to understand and incorporate these new tools in your own work? Our panel will provide an introduction to using data and artificial intelligence ...

    Managing Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Technology M&A Transactions

    09/12/2017-09/12/2017

    The event will be held on 09/12/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Section of Antitrust Law,Center for Professional Development,Business Law Section,Section of International Law,Section of Intellectual Property Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


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 July 5, 2017

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