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


Benefit Corporations and the Model Business Corporation (September 18, 2013)


Chair:  Karl John Ege

(62 total members)

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events
Business Law Section Spring Meeting
April 10, 2014 - April 12, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live and the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles
Business Law Section Annual Meeting
September 11, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Business Law Section Homepage
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The Business Lawyer

The Model Business Corporation Act

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Other Publications

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Corporate Directors Guidebook

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Modified by Graham Hunt on March 19, 2014

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