Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws

The top authority for step-by-step guidance concerning the formation, operation and dissolution of business and non-profit corporations and partnerships.

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The Proven Authority on California Corporate Practice.

One-Stop Comprehensive Coverage.

For more than 80 years, California attorneys have relied on Ballantine & Sterling: California Corporation Laws as the top authority for step-by-step guidance concerning the formation, operation and dissolution of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business and non-profit entities. With every area covered in-depth, you're assured of having all the information you need to handle any aspect of this vital area of law.

Complete Coverage Of Important Tax Considerations.

California Corporation Laws keeps you abreast of the latest tax considerations affecting corporate practice, including: a summary of federal taxation of corporations and partnerships; tax planning tips; and consideration of special tax issues, tax planning strategies and techniques for closely-held corporations.

Editorial Authority. Neil J Wertlieb is a Corporate Partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in California, a UCLA Law Professor, and an expert witness. Mr. Wertlieb is also a former Chair of each of the California State Bar's Business Law Section, Corporations Committee, and Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Corporation Law: Background And General Matters 

Chapter 2 Choice Of Form Of Doing Business

Chapter 3 Formation Of Corporations

Chapter 4 Close Corporations

Chapter 5 Management: Functions Of Directors, Officers, And Committees

Chapter 6 Management: Duties And Liabilities Of Directors And Controlling Shareholders

Chapter 7 Issuance Of Shares And Indebtedness

Chapter 8 Dividends And Reacquisition Of Shares

Chapter 9 Shareholders' Meetings And Voting

Chapter 10 Transfer And Registration Of Securities (After 1996)

Chapter 10a Transfer And Registration Of Securities (Before 1997)

Chapter 11 Amendment Of Articles And Bylaws

Chapter 12 Corporate Acquisitions, Mergers, And Reorganizations

Chapter 13 Records, Reports, And Inspection Rights

Chapter 14 Litigation Involving Corporations And Shareholders

Chapter 15 Dissolution And Winding Up

Chapter 16 [Reserved]

Chapter 17 [Reserved]

Chapter 18 Foreign Corporations

Chapter 19 Nonprofit Corporations And Organizations

Chapter 19a Hybrid Corporations

Chapter 20 Corporations For Specific Purposes

Chapter 20a Cooperative Corporations

Chapter 21 Corporate Securities

Chapter 22 Corporate Franchise And Income Taxes In California

Chapter 23 Tax Planning For The Closely Held Corporation

Chapter 23a Taxation Of S Corporations

Chapter 24 Partnerships

Chapter 24a Limited Liability Partnerships

Chapter 25 Limited Partnerships

Chapter 26 Income Taxation Of Partnerships

Chapter 27 Limited Liability Companies

Appendix A Forms

Appendix B Fees Of The Secretary Of State

Title 1 Corporations

Division I General Corporation Law [Repealed]

Division 1 General Corporation Law

Division 2 Nonprofit Corporation Law

Division 3 Corporations For Specific Purposes

Title 2 Partnerships

Title 2.5 Limited Liability Companies

Title 3 Unincorporated Associations

Title 4 Securities

Division 1 Corporate Securities Law Of 1968

Division 2 Security Owners Protection

Division 3 Retirement Systems Law [Repealed]

Division 3 Retirement Systems Disclosure Law [Repealed]

Division 3 Capital Access Companies

Division 4 Bucket Shop Law

Division 4.5 Commodity Advisers [Repealed]

Division 4.5 Commodities
Division 5 Franchise Investment Law

Title 5 Subversive Organization Registration Law [Updated Through October 2003]

Title 8 Corporations

Title 10 Investments