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Genealogy And The Corporate Lawyer

Who is family and how close are they?  These aren’t questions that typically occupy the mind of a corporate lawyer.  Occasionally, however, consanguinity matters even to a corporate lawyer.  Thus, Section 308 of the California Corporations Code authorized the Superior Court to appoint a provisional director (or directors) when there is either a deadlock on the…

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Why Are Legislators Sitting On The Little Hoover Commission?

I’ve been writing recently about the Milton-Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and the Economy which has an important task in reviewing Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed reorganization plan. Why does this state commission bears the name of a former U.S. President?  The name is derived from two commissions chaired by former President Herbert C. Hoover.  After the…

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