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.
  • Two standalone in-person meetings a year plus in-person meetings at the Business Law Section Spring and Annual meetings.
  • 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 often presents or co-sponsors programs at Business Law Section meetings.
  • Current publications published by the Committee include the Model Business Corporation Act Annotated, Corporate Director's Guidebook and Handbook for the Conduct of Shareholders’ Meetings.
  • Interfaces with a network of liaisons in states to stay abreast of state corporate law, particularly in those states which follow the Model Business Corporation Act.

Areas of Expertise

  • State corporate laws
  • Corporate governance
  • Relationship between state corporate law and federal securities laws

Model Business Corporation Act Revisions

Recent Amendments to the MBCA

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    It’s Always Election Season: Building Effective Campaign Finance and Pay-to-Play Compliance Programs


    As we quickly approach the 2018 elections, this webinar will provide up-to-the-minute analysis of federal, state and local campaign finance laws and restrictions, including the impact of pay-to-play and government contractor rules. The panelists will cover how best to implement and monitor an effective ...

    M&A Survival Guide to Selling the Closely-Held Business


    Offering a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of selling a closely-held business, the panelists will cover the basic corporate law issues relevant to a private M&A transaction including: transaction structuring auctions and other deal processes to maximize seller leverage key deal ...

    2018 Business Law Section Annual Meeting

    Fairmont Austin

    **PLEASE START HERE FOR REGISTRATION AND TO ADD TICKETED EVENTS (LUNCHES/DINNERS) 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. ...

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Modified by Graham Hunt on August 9, 2018

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