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
 
Section Events

    What Everyone Should Know About the Unique Issues that Arise in Healthcare Business Bankruptcies

    12/21/2017-12/21/2017

    The healthcare industry consumes almost 20% of the nation's GDP, but it isin turmoil. Bloomberg technology reports a likely wave of hospital andother medical companies filing bankruptcy in the coming year (TiffanyKary, The next U.S. Restructuring Epidemic: Sick Healthcare Companies,www.bloomberg.news.com, ...

    2018 Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting

    01/06/2018-01/09/2018
    Grand Summit At Canyons Village
    Park City

    **PLEASE START ON THIS PAGE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETS FOR THE COMMITTEE DINNER TO YOUR EXISITING REGISTRATION** TO ADD DINNER TICKETS TO AN EXISTING REGISTRATION: Click on Register Now, which will prompt you to log-in with your ABA credentials. After logging in, click ...

    2018 Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Meeting

    01/18/2018-01/20/2018
    La Playa Beach & Golf Resort
    Naples

    **PLEASE START ON THIS PAGE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCH) TO YOUR 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, click on View Registration. Find the Select ...


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

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


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Modified by Graham Hunt on October 26, 2017

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