Selected 2017 Developments in Corporate Law
William Ross and Richard G. Burt
William Ross, a member and an immediate past Co-Chair of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, is of counsel to the firm of Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP. He is a transactional attorney with expertise in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters for both for-profit and nonprofit entities.
Richard Burt practices law in San Jose, California. He is a co-author of the CEB handbook, Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies. He is also the author of a number of articles for the California Business Law Reporter, Business Law News, and e-Bulletins issued by the Corporations Committee. He served two terms on the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, where he was for a number of years Vice-Chair, Judicial Developments. He also served three terms on the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee.
The following article summarizes selected California legislative, regulatory, and case law developments in 2017, as well as certain significant actions undertaken by or relating to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in 2017.