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CALIFORNIA CORPORATE & SECURITIES LAW

Which Code Applies When A Stock Certificate Has Been Lost, Destroyed Or Wrongfully Taken?

Earlier this week, I wrote about Judge Edward M. Chen’s ruling in Sender v. Franklin Res., Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171453, 3-4 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 22, 2015).  Judge Chen applied California Corporations Code Section 419 to a Delaware corporation on the basis that the replacement of a lost or stolen stock certificate was not governed…

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The Law Governing Investment Securities May Be A Matter Of Choice

One might expect that the rights and duties of a California issuer with respect to the registration of transfer of investment securities would be governed by California law.  After all, Section 8110(a) of the California Uniform Commercial Code provides that the local law of an issuer’s jurisdiction applies to such matters and Section 8110(d) defines…

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