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  The Need to Dethrone Corporate Law - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
But corporate law determines the rules for some of the largest and most powerful institutions in the world and affects everything from employees’ wage rates, to whether companies will try to skirt environmental laws, to whether they will tend to look the other way when doing business with governments that violate human rights.
Existing corporate law is fundamentally flawed, and the flaws are often insulated from attack.
Corporate law has great promise, if we can harness it as a progressive force rather than let it remain a narrow servant of the interests of shareholders.
www.bc.edu /schools/law/alumni/magazine/2003/winter/facultyforum   (794 words)

 Corporations law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corporate law also includes the law governing the relationships among various constituents of a corporation such as shareholders, directors and management.
Corporate law is generally considered to be distinct from the fields of law that are principally concerned with the relationship between a corporation and a third party, such as commercial law, antitrust law, and environmental law.
The corporate laws of the various states differ - in some cases significantly - from state to state, as a result of which corporate lawyers are often consulted in an effort to determine the most appropriate or advantageous state in which to incorporate, and a majority of public companies in the U.S. are Delaware corporations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corporate_law   (448 words)

 Publications of Robert B. Thompson
Corporate Dissolution and Shareholders' Reasonable Expectations, 66 Wash. U.L.Q. In an issue that is a tribute to F. Hodge O'Neal, this article traces the development of one of Professor O'Neal's key contributions to American corporate law: the use of "reasonable expectations" as a basis for judicial relief when shareholder disputes arise in close corporations.
When state rewrote their laws and presented them as regulating the relative roles of management and shareholders within one corporation, they were more successful-- even though a necessary casualty was the federal effort to preserve a market for corporate control against state interference.
Law, both ex ante statutory law, and settling up by judges after the fact, is an alternative to markets (products, capital, management services, and corporate control) and private ordering (bonding, monitoring, dispute resolution etc.) Thus, there will be a different need for law in various contexts depending on the nexus of constraints.
www.law.vanderbilt.edu /faculty/thompson/publica.htm   (3029 words)

 What Is A Lawyer
Tax law is a growing field because of the increasing complexity of the financial status of the United States and its private citizens.
Corporate Law The corporate lawyer deals with the entirety of a corporation's activities from settling tax, employment, or labor problems, to setting up mergers between and among corporations and arranging stock options.
Corporate law opportunities are unlimited and offer continually broadening horizons commensurate with the growth of the corporation.
www.udel.edu /prelaw/pre-law.htm   (1751 words)

 How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility
Corporate law thus casts ethical and social concerns as irrelevant, or as stumbling blocks to the corporation’s fundamental mandate.
Even when corporations are defeated in particular battles, they go on the next day, in other ways and other places, to pursue their own private interests at the expense of the public.
Corporations abuse the public interest because the law tells them their only legal duty is to maximize profits for shareholders.
www.commondreams.org /views02/0119-04.htm   (1995 words)

 Corporate Law
Our Corporate and Corporate Litigation Section is headed by STUART H. Mr.
Grozbean's clients have included representation of corporations on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as other nationally recognized corporations in major contract negotiations, litigation and discrimination defense.
Law firm does not assume any responsibility or liability express or implied as to any other affiliate office.
www.bwg-law.com /corporate.html   (524 words)

 Widener University School of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
While the DJCL maintains a corporate law focus, our scope is extremely broad.
Members of the bench and corporate bar (the people who create this cutting-edge law) routinely read and refer to the DJCL for insightful commentary.
Additionally, the DJCL serves the Delaware legal community by printing important corporate law decisions of the Delaware Court of Chancery.
www.law.widener.edu /current/publications/djcl/index.shtml   (845 words)

 SSRN-What is Corporate Law? by Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman
We then identify the major agency problems that attend the corporate form, and that, therefore, corporate law must address: conflicts between managers and shareholders, between controlling and minority shareholders, and between shareholders as a class and non-shareholder constituencies of the firm such as creditors and employees.
In our view, corporate law serves in part to accommodate contract and property law to the corporate form and, in substantial part, to address the agency problems that are associated with this form.
Corporate law includes not only the law of public and private companies (such as the German GmbH and the French SARL) but also much of what is traditionally considered to be securities regulation.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=568623   (518 words)

 Business & Corporate Law
The LL.M. in Business and Corporate Law was developed in response to the growing number of attorneys who needed to expand an existing practice to include complex business transactions, as well as those who sought to change their practice from a law firm to an in-house position as corporate counsel.
The writing requirement may be satisfied by a thesis or a minimum of two research papers in the area of business and corporate law.
Corporations: Corporations is a required course, but the requirement will be waived for candidates who have taken it, or its substantive equivalent, as a J.D. student within four years of enrollment in the LL.M. program.
www.sandiego.edu /usdlaw/academics/llm/business.php   (300 words)

 Business Law
Columbia Law School was recently highlighted by the National Law Journal for having placed the largest number of students in the top 50 firms in the United States.
Columbia Law School plays an important role in both the legal and economic communities by convening conferences that address the role of law and legal institutions in the economy—and vice versa.
Columbia Law School's Center on Corporate Governance was inaugurated on June 17 with a conference called "Roundtable on Access to the Proxy Statement." The event brought together leading institutional investors and academics to discuss the prospects for direct shareholder nomination through the corporation's own proxy statement of a limited number of "watchdog" directors.
www.law.columbia.edu /focusareas/businesslaw   (579 words)

 Arizona Corporate Meeting & Minutes Preparation Service
If the corporation is audited, the IRS will ask to see the note and corporate minutes and if the loan is not properly documented, the IRS may treat the loan as a nondeductible corporate dividend and taxable income to the shareholder.
Corporate actions approved with a meeting are evidenced by a document entitled "Action by Unanimous Consent." Note that actions taken without a meeting must be approved in writing by every shareholder or director.
Arizona corporations that fail to hold annual meetings of shareholders and directors increase the risk that a creditor may "pierce the corporate veil" and hold the shareholders liable for the obligations of the corporation.
www.keytlaw.com /az/corpservices.htm   (1492 words)

 Corporate Law Research Legal Information, Lawyer, Attorney, Lawyers, Attorneys - Lawyers.com
A corporation is a legal entity that is separate from its owners or "shareholders".
Corporations are governed by the shareholders, who elect the directors, who elect the officers, who actually run the corporation.
There are many types of corporations, such as close corporations, professional corporations, S corporations, nonprofit corporations, and general corporations.
corporate-law.lawyers.com   (299 words)

 Corporate Law Attorneys
Other laws that govern business operations include consumer protection law, contract laws, labor and employment law, anti-trust and trade regulation laws, securities, and others that deal with the day-to-day operations of a corporation.
Unlike other business entities, corporations are treated separate from their stockholders because legally speaking, the corporation is a separate legal entitity from its stockholders.
Corporations are also taxed separately from their stockholders, creating a double-taxation situation—the corporation paying taxes, and the individual stockholders also paying taxes.
www.lawinfo.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/Client.lawarea/categoryid/11   (390 words)

 The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog: Corporate Law
DPAs, which are adapted to the corporate crime context from the pre-trial diversion programs used to monitor juvenile and drug offenders, have been used in 43 corporate crime and fraud cases since 1993.
While there is a debate over whether the current system is better described as mangers capturing directors so as to pad their pay packet or as the the result of a competitive market, all share the notion the goal of executive compensation is to align the incentives of the managers with the shareholders.
When law faculties participate in a dean search, no one asks whether the administration is going to give the new dean a contract that will ensure that she is a faithful agent.
uchicagolaw.typepad.com /faculty/corporate_law/index.html   (2384 words)

 Corporate Law
Exploring corporate law from diverse perspectives, students benefit from the Law School's tremendous strengths in comparative corporate governance and foreign corporate law.
Columbia Law School's Center on Corporate Governance was inaugurated on June 17, 2003, with a conference called "Roundtable on Access to the Proxy Statement."
Columbia Business Law Review is the first legal periodical at a national law school to be devoted solely to the publication of articles focusing on the interaction of the legal profession and the business community.
www.law.columbia.edu /focusareas/corplaw_portal   (171 words)

 Company Law and Corporate Governance:Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
As company laws are being reformed, the impact of legislation on entrepreneurship, corporate competitiveness and resource allocation are becoming central issues.
The initiatives of the European Commission on corporate law and corporate governance are presented in an Action Plan on "Modernising Company Law and Enhancing Corporate Governance in the EU".
The Action Plan is based on a comprehensive set of proposals, grouped under six important chapters: corporate governance, capital maintenance and alteration, groups and pyramids, corporate restructuring and mobility, the European Private Company, cooperatives and other forms of enterprises.
www.oecd.org /department/0,2688,en_2649_34727_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (196 words)

 Delaware Corporate Law
Corporate law may involve handling disputes amongst shareholders, directors, or officers.
Not every suit involving a corporation is a case centered around corporate law.
Corporations may sue or be sued, and in some circumstances corporations may be charged with crimes.
www.delawoffice.com /corporate.html   (1101 words)

 SSRN-Empirical Studies of Corporate Law by Sanjai Bhagat, Roberta Romano
First, there is a match between the methodology and subject matter: the goal of corporate law is to increase shareholder wealth and event studies provide a metric for measurement of the impact upon stock prices of policy decisions.
Second, because the participants in corporate law debates share the objective of corporate law, to adopt policies that enhance shareholder wealth, their disagreements are over the means to achieve that end.
Because the empirical literature related to corporate and securities law is vast, the chapter is necessarily selective and omits important topics and individual contributions in the field.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=728103   (494 words)

 Welcome to the Securities Lawyer's Deskbook
» Center for Corporate Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
The Securities Lawyer's Deskbook (Deskbook) is made available with the understanding that the University of Cincinnati College of Law is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional services.
Reproduction, redistribution or retransmission of any information published in the Deskbook without the written permission of the University of Cincinnati College of Law is strictly prohibited.
www.law.uc.edu /CCL   (450 words)

 Corporate Law Program
Persons trained in corporate law help to create, finance, and operate the business enterprises that account for the vast bulk of the world's economic activity.
In the corporate area, such matters as the headline flaws in corporate governance, the derivatives revolution in the financial markets, and the recent stock market bubble raise fundamental, often complex, issues.
The Law School also offers many specialized courses, some of which are taught by distinguished professors from foreign universities and lawyers practicing in major Texas law firms.
www.utexas.edu /law/academics/curriculum/corplaw.html   (462 words)

 Career in Law. Becoming a Lawyer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
While the majority of law students will go on to practice, there are many different things that one can do with a law degree, and some of them do not involve being a lawyer.
Corporate law involves organizing businesses, mostly contracts, liability, or intellectual property.
Management side labour lawyers will advise their clients (employers) on employment law such as working conditions, wrongful dismissal etc. A labour-side employment/labour lawyer could work with individuals, or unions advising members how to pursue various claims (such as pursuing workers compensation, human rights or labour code violations, or wrongful dismissal suits).
www.campusaccess.com /campus_web/educ/e4grad_lacar.htm   (667 words)

 Practice Areas - Corporate & Securities Law - Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
The Corporate and Securities Group recognizes that most business opportunities do not fall into neat categories—there are rarely clear lines separating legal, business and financial considerations; businesses are nationwide or international in scope; and effective business planning draws upon a number of different disciplines and specialties.
In addition to its corporate and securities practice, EBG’s other principal areas of practice include healthcare, labor and employment, commercial litigation (including products liability and antitrust law), government contracts, employee benefits, immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, trade regulation and intellectual property.
ILN member firms work closely with one another to serve the client in the best and most efficient way possible and are comprised of attorneys with significant experience in a wide range of practice areas.
www.ebglaw.com /prac_1.htm   (774 words)

 Corporate Law and Business Organizations - MegaLaw.com
The Center for Corporate Law - Resources from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Corporate Finance and Securities - Corporate law firm, offices in Minneapolis, Denver, Des Moines, London, and Frankfurt.
Law of Corporate Groups: Problems in the Bankruptcy or Reorganization of Parent and Subsidiary Corporations, Including the Law of Corporate Guaranties
www.megalaw.com /top/corporate.php   (643 words)

 Business Services : Corporate Law
To obtain the legal protection that you thought you were getting when you incorporated and to prevent the Piercing of the important Corporate Veil of Protection, we have established a Corporate Compliance Service to provide business compliance solutions for corporations -- insuring that the necessary legal formalities are met.
Provide an annual company audit and compliance questionnaire used to identify compliance issues and keeping the corporate records accurate and current.
Additional services are provided at a reasonable cost to our clients, including private company stock transfer services, director and member packets and guidebooks and special assistance in preparing shareholder agreements, dependent care assistance and medical reimbursement plans, stock option and other benefit programs.
www.hamill-law.com /corporate_law.html   (407 words)

 Center for Corporate Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The College was able to establish the Charles F. Hartsock Professorship of Corporate Law in 1991, when the unclaimed balance from a court settlement was awarded to the College.
Each fellow is required to undertake a special partially-prescribed curriculum heavily weighted in corporate law courses, and participates fully in the activities of the Center.
Each of these components of the Center for Corporate Law seeks to further the principal objective of the Center: the enhancement of the legal community’s understanding of and expertise in corporate law.
www.law.uc.edu /corplaw/aboutccl.html   (661 words)

 Pellerano & Herrera. Attorneys at law.
Whenever necessary, we advise clients on modifying their corporate structure to become more efficient and adaptable to the new challenges of a changing world.
In addition, corporate clients have access to the expertise of the firm in its many areas of practice, including intellectual property, tax, litigation, employment law, and real estate.
One of the most relevant legislative initiatives was the Law for the Reform of the Public Enterprise, also known as the Privatization Law, which has allowed the State to privatize a large number of public entities through the implementation of different models.
www.phlaw.com /en/services/corporate.htm   (411 words)

 Corporate Law
Cardozo graduates in corporate law work for leading firms and private businesses, use their degrees and experiences to start their own companies, litigate high-profile cases, run entertainment firms, and even lead a major league sports team.
Those working as corporate or general counsels have found creative and challenging aspects in their career choices as well.
Her first job in intellectual property was at a law firm doing anticounterfeiting for Ralph Lauren, and there she found her niche.
www.cardozo.yu.edu /life/spring2003/corporate-law   (3051 words)

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