Corporate & Securities

In corporate mergers and acquisitions, only a handful of corporate representatives control the outcome of negotiations. Such representatives of selling corporations can unfairly choose deals that provide handsome payments to the representatives while leaving less for shareholders. To prevent this, Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) §280G...

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court changes lower court case law that made it difficult for patent holders to get punitive damages against infringers. Now that the lower court’s opinion has been overturned, it should be easier for patent holders to enforce their...

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012 eased securities regulations in order to encourage small businesses and startups to raise capital from crowdfunding. Since then, the Securities and Exchange Commission enacted Title III of the JOBS Act which encompasses regulation crowdfunding. However, Title...

An academic association is being sued by a number of their members over a boycott of Israel. That association recently began a boycott of the country and its products over relations between that country and its neighbors. But not all of the association’s members are...

This Supreme Court term could do a lot to define what is criminal when it comes to how businesses interact with politicians. The High Court recently heard oral arguments on the now famous case dealing with the conviction of a former Virginia governor and rising...

A recent decision by a federal district court in California underscores the importance of attorney-client privilege when the client is a corporation. That case answered the question of whether attorney-client privilege survives the dissolution of a corporation. The answer to that question, ruled by the...

"To buyers and sellers alike, 'labels matter.'" That is the first sentence in a recent case from the California Supreme Court, Quesada v. Herb Thyme Farms, Inc., Case No. S216305 (December 3, 2015). In that case, labels mattered because the California Supreme Court held that a...

Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and communications technologies, it is not uncommon to conduct the bulk of your business over e-mail, including contract negotiation. While corresponding by e-mail can help close a deal more quickly, it can also lead to unintended consequences. How is...

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