September 30, 2011

Inside Business Law

Focus on Cross-Border Transactions

Today's business lawyer is increasingly faced with the challenges of practicing across international borders. The complex demands of cross-border transactions can seem bewildering, but the material from the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting can help every business lawyer make their next cross-border transaction a successful one.

'Say on Pay' Round-up

Now that we have been through the first proxy season under the Dodd-Frank "say on pay" rules, the Business Law Section has taken the lead and compiled the key lessons learned. Be sure to review this presentation for a summary of this vital new corporate governance provision.

Poison Pills and Airgas

One of the more important Delaware corporate law cases of recent years, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. Airgas, Inc., is highlighted in this presentation by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. The presentation includes background material on poison pills in general and explores the Airgas decision in detail.

Secured Transactions Update

Intellectual Property Issues

  • Do your clients do business in China? If so, you should read these instructive materials on intellectual property and licensing strategies for companies doing business in China.

The Latest on Nonprofit Organizations

If any of your clients are nonprofit entities, then the Nonprofit Organizations Committee's recent newsletter is a must-read. You will especially want to focus on the newsletter's feature article by Michael Sol, explaining a key tax issue for nonprofit organizations: "The Strategic Importance of the 990 Return."