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Legislative updates, new cases for California business laws

California’s state legislature enacted or amended more than 50 sections in the Corporations Code and related codes during the 2019 legislative session.  These changes are captured in the 2020 Edition of California Laws Governing Business Entities Annotated, releasing this month from CSC®Publishing in collaboration with LexisNexis. This valued resource is uniquely suited for business attorneys, corporate counsel, and other business and legal professionals in California and the region.

The 2020 Edition includes a Table of Sections Affected listing all legislative changes, as well as Blackline Amendment Notes that indicate exactly how the laws have changed. The book also contains regulations regarding the Commissioner of Corporations. There is also an up-to-date California Fee Schedule showing required fees for business filings with the Secretary of State.

More than 40 new case annotations from Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court and federal court decisions interpreting California law have been included in the 2020 edition. New cases are listed in the Table of New Annotations and marked with gray bars in the body of the book. Five full-text cases covering recent legal developments regarding arbitration, buyouts, representation of limited partnerships, minority shareholders, and the directors of nonprofit public benefit corporations have been included on the companion CD-ROM.

The CD-ROM also contains more than 190 California state and county forms for incorporation/formation, qualification, mergers, dissolution, and name reservation for all entity types. A listing of forms and contact information for California’s Secretary of State can be found in the book’s appendix. New for this 2019 edition, readers can also access the forms online via the LexisNexis download center.

California Laws Governing Business Entities is available as a softbound book or as an ebook, compatible with dedicated e-reader devices, computers, tablets and smartphones that use e-reader software or applications. It is also available on the LexisNexis Digital Library.

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