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Publications

Legal Alerts

21-Mar-2018 U.S. Supreme Court Decides Federal Securities Act Class Actions May be Brought in State Courts
20-Sep-2016 Funds and Investment Advisers: Changes Coming in AML Compliance
14-Jun-2012 No Way, Amending an Agreement Can Violate State Securities Laws?
by Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
01-Feb-2012 Recent Seventh and Ninth Circuit Cases Affect Federal Equity Receiverships
20-Jul-2011 CalPERS/CALSTRS Set to Launch Diverse Database
25-Feb-2011 New U.S. Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Federal Diversity Jurisdiction Over Corporations
This alert applies to: Companies that operate in more than one state. Companies with corporate headquarters in one state, and business activities in other states. PLEASE CONTACT US if you have questions regarding this decision and how it may affect your company.
02-Feb-2010 Six Questions Every Public Company Should Ask Now to Prepare for its 2010 Proxy Statement and Form 10-K
10-Dec-2009 NASDAQ Stock Market LLC Adopts Ten-Minute Warning Rule
This alert contains information that affects NASDAQ listed companies.
29-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: Regulation of Member Private Offerings
Private offerings of securities by a FINRA member firm or a control entity must comply with new disclosure and filing requirements and limitations on the use of proceeds.
22-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: California Enacts Emergency Legislation to Address Pay-to-Play and Public Pension Funds
This new law will impact investment advisers and others who use placement agents to obtain access to public retirement systems in California.
07-Oct-2009 Legal Alert: Proposed Legislation Imposes New Requirements on Private Fund Advisers
This alert is important to any person or entity that manages private funds.
03-Sep-2009 California Simplifies Requirements for Electronic Communications to Shareholders and Corporate Members
This alert applies to California for-profit and non-profit corporations.
03-Sep-2009 California to Extend Significant Corporate Law Benefits to NASDAQ Capital Market Companies
This alert applies to corporations with outstanding shares listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market
25-Aug-2009 California Corporations Commissioner Extends Key Listed Securities Exemptions to NASDAQ Capital Market Issuers
This alert applies to corporations with securities listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
16-Jul-2009 State of California's Issuance of Registered Warrants Raises Securities Law Questions and Concerns
30-Jun-2009 Court of Appeal Holds that a Non-Shareholder has Standing to Challenge the Election of Corporate Directors
California's statute applies to foreign corporations when the election or appointment of a director occurs in California.
27-May-2009 Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes To Amend Investment Adviser Custody Rule
29-Apr-2009 Don't be Fooled by Misleading Solicitations
This alert applies to corporations and limited liability companies in California.
28-Apr-2009 Acquiring Manufacturing Business in Turbulent Times
This is the second part of a series of alerts identifying business and legal issues involved in purchasing businesses in the current market.
25-Mar-2009 Acquiring Restaurants in Turbulent Times
Our attorneys have worked with more than 80 nationally recognized restaurant companies. Based on those experiences we offer these helpful tips.
10-Mar-2009 It's Only a Matter of Degree – Companies Find Trouble in Publicizing the Educational Backgrounds of Officers
11-Aug-2008 California Supreme Court Confirms Limited Enforceability of Non-Competition Agreements in California
Employers should reevaluate existing agreements with California employees in light of the Edwards Decision by the California Supreme Court.
05-Aug-2008 SEC Publishes Guidance on Expanding the Role of Company Web Sites for Distributing Investor Information
Public and privately held companies should be aware of new SEC guidance on federal securities law implications of company Web sites. The new guidance contains helpful information in how companies may use the Internet to provide disclosures to investors, but does not give companies a blank check to use the Internet to disclose information to investors.
13-Feb-2008 SEC Adopts Rule Amendments to Increase Liquidity and Decrease Issuer Capital Costs
07-Feb-2008 SEC Adopts New Rules to Assist Smaller Public Companies
This Alert affects public companies with public floats of less than $75 million.

Press & Media

19-Mar-2018 Allen Matkins Recognized in JD Supra's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards for Real Estate, Energy & Environment and Securities
Firm named Top Real Estate Firm; individual attorneys recognized as top authors in respective categories
29-Jan-2018 Adding 'alter ego' claims when suing companies gets risky, following Calif. decision
Keith P. Bishop in Legal Newsline
07-Aug-2017 California Supreme Court Affirms Novel M&A Tax
Keith P. Bishop in ConnectMedia
03-Mar-2017 Promissory note security classification ruling called limited in scope.
Keith P. Bishop in Norcal Record
21-Jul-2015 Allen Matkins Welcomes Commercial Finance and Real Estate Attorney Max Rawn
20-Aug-2014 Evoq Properties Sold for $357M
Matthew J. Ertman, Clark H. Libenson, Pamela L. Andes and Thomas W. Henning in Law360
05-Nov-2013 Am Law Firms Help Construct $2.7 Billion Tri Pointe Deal
Keith P. Bishop and Drew M. Emmel in The American Lawyer
04-Sep-2013 Business flight puts lawyers in awkward position
Keith P. Bishop in Daily Journal (Subscription Required)
22-Apr-2013 Allen Matkins Represents Content Partners in Acquisition of Hit Television Franchise "CSI"
Acquisition follows more than $1.1 billion in investment fund transactions by the law firm
15-Aug-2012 Facebook tries to speed Instagram deal
Keith P. Bishop in Financial Times
01-Jul-2012 Safeguards for D.I.Y. Funding
Keith P. Bishop in California Lawyer
26-Apr-2012 Matthew Ertman Announced as Winner of the M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40 West Region Recognition Awards
Los Angeles and San Francisco-based Partner Honored for Mergers & Acquisitions Work
05-Jan-2011 Facebook Deal Spurs Inquiry
Keith P. Bishop in The Wall Street Journal
13-Dec-2010 Frenzy For Facebook Shares Heats Up With A New Auction
Keith Bishop in Kerry A. Dolan's Shades of Green
26-Oct-2010 California Corporate & Securities Law blog named among The LexisNexis Top 25 Business Law Blogs of 2010
Keith Bishop in LexisNexis
04-Aug-2010 Keith Paul Bishop of Allen Matkins Launches California Corporate Law Blog
Attorney Offers Timely Information Regarding California Corporate and Securities Laws
19-Aug-2009 Allen Matkins Attorneys Named in 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America
03-Jul-2009 Sale shows San Francisco property values in free fall
Anton N. Natsis in San Francisco Business Times

Blog

10-Oct-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
The JOBS Act And The Convergence Of Private And Public Sales Under The UCC
07-Oct-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
“Tandy Letter” Requests – RIP
06-Oct-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
Will California Public Pension Systems Go Underground In Implementing New Disclosure Law?
05-Oct-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
How This Scotus Became A Byword For Dunce
03-Oct-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
These Loans Can Be Problematical Even When The Borrower Isn’t An Officer or Director
28-Sep-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
California’s D&O Loan Ban And Advancement Of Expenses
27-Sep-2016 California Corporate and Securities Law
California’s Ban On Loans To Directors And Officers
17-Jul-2015 California Corporate and Securities Law
Can The SEC Ignore Congress’ Plain Language?
17-Apr-2015 California Corporate and Securities Law
California AG Asks Retailers And Manufacturers To Report On Supply Chains Act Compliance
08-Apr-2014 California Corporate and Securities Law
Bill Aims To Exempt Venture Capital Company Equity Security Investments From Lenders Law

Videos

23-Apr-2013 Get Coached to Get Capital: Capital Competition for Digital Life
30-Oct-2012 Choice of Law Provisions Play Important Role In Contracts
17-Dec-2011 Client Profile: Content Partners Brings Novel Business Model to the Entertainment Industry
21-Nov-2011 Short Sales Become an Attractive Option to Mitigate Built-In Loss
15-Sep-2011 Did it Pass? The Complexities of Shareholder Voting
28-Jun-2011 CalPERS/CALSTRS Set to Launch Diverse Director Database - Keith Bishop
01-Jun-2011 2011 Orange County Business Leaders Survey Predicts Strong Growth
09-May-2011 International Business Forum: Expanding Business Beyond U.S. Borders
26-Feb-2011 Dodd Frank: New SEC and DOC Rules Will Determine Regulatory Future of Venture Capital Industry
12-Feb-2011 New Changes In Law Put Hedge Funds Under State Regulation
10-Feb-2011 International Operations: Sales, Distribution and Manufacturing
08-Feb-2011 Say On Pay: The Dodd Frank Act Challenges Executive Compensation
25-Jan-2011 Keith Bishop Profile
24-Jan-2011 Fairness Hearings: A Faster, Cheaper Alternative To Federal Registration
09-Dec-2010 ACC RECON: Recapping New Laws from 2010 and The Who When and What to Expect In 2011
19-May-2010 Risky Business Contract provisions that may seem harmless but can wreak havoc

Articles

01-Apr-2012 REITS and Financial Covenants: A Delicate Balance
By Pauline M. Stevens in Real Estate Finance Journal
31-Jan-2012 Political-Spending Disclosure Plans Could Have Hidden Costs
By Keith Paul Bishop in Forbes
10-Aug-2011 Drafting Business Contracts: Principles, Techniques & Forms (CEB) (2009-2011)
By Pauline M. Stevens, Editor, Chapter 22 (Guaranties)
07-Mar-2011 Guest Post: Are Some California Fund Manager Performance Fees in Doubt?
By Matthew J. Ertman in California Corporate & Securities Law Blog
18-Jun-2010 In Shareholder Derivative Suits, Determining What Law Governs Isn't Easy
by Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
14-Jun-2010 No Way, Amending an Agreement Can Violate State Securities Laws?
by Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
26-Apr-2010 Trading in Private Shares: El Dorado or Fools Gold?
by Keith Paul Bishop inDaily Journal
23-Apr-2010 Trading in Private Shares: El Dorado or Fools Gold?
by Keith Paul Bishop inDaily Journal
11-Feb-2010 Form 8-K Mandate: All Prescription, No Diagnosis
By Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
11-Feb-2010 Form 8-K Mandate: All Prescription, No Diagnosis
By Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
13-Jan-2010 Naming a Business Is Never Easy in California
By Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
13-Jan-2010 Naming a Business Is Never Easy in California
By Keith Paul Bishop in Daily Journal
07-Aug-2009 Let's Make a Deal: Negotiating Transition Services Agreements
By Joe M. Davidson in Medical Device Link
31-Jan-2008 Proofreading is Crucial to Avoid Critical Errors, Tarnished Reputations
By Joe M. Davidson in Los Angeles Daily Journal