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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Corporations

Document-Retention Policies in the Wake of Enron By David F. Barlett June 2002 Article, Page 317 Find out how a uniform and consistent document-retention policy can protect your clients.
Internet Resources for Illinois Corporate and Securities Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi May 2002 Column, Page 267 Here are some of the helpful Internet resources; most of them free; for corporate and securities lawyers.
New Options at Divorce: Legislation Treats Stock Options as Marital Property By Celia Guzaldo Gamrath March 2002 Article, Page 139 A review of the new law governing the classification and division of stock options upon divorce.
Is an Internet “Road Show” an Oral or a Written Prospectus Under the Securities Act? By James J. Moylan and Ana M. Mencini January 2002 Article, Page 32 The authors trace the SEC's regulation of "road shows" from the concrete to the electronic highway.
Law clarifies division of stock options in dissolution of marriage cases P.A. 92-306 November 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 568 In August, Gov. Ryan signed into law Senate Bill 433, which amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to clarify the current uncertainty about division and evaluation of stock options in dissolution of marriage cases.
The Attorney-Client Privilege in Director and Shareholder Litigation By Frederick R. Ball October 2001 Article, Page 537 A look at when courts are willing to pierce the attorney-client privilege in director and shareholder litigation.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath June 2001 Column, Page 282 Knock-off alert for real estate contract; new Supreme Court Rule 99; time is money, and thus compensable; and more.
Post-Dissolution Rights of Corporations: What Survives the Survival Statute? By Jacquelyne M. Belcastro March 2001 Article, Page 120 Despite its apparent finality, the "survival statute" may not prevent post-dissolution litigation, a review of Illinois cases shows.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath October 2000 Column, Page 560 The illusion of insurance exclusion; lease lacking, landlord loses; OSHA makes house calls; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath August 2000 Column, Page 434 You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.
The Undercapitalized Corporation and Illinois Corporate Veil-Piercing Law By Mark W. Page July 2000 Article, Page 398 The author argues that Illinois courts have not developed a coherent theory of undercapitalization as a justification for veil piercing.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath November 1999 Column, Page 570 Watch out, HMOs.
Plain English as a Second Language: Will It Become Second Nature at the SEC? By Carla E. Laszewski October 1999 Article, Page 536 An explanation of the SEC's plain English disclosure rules and why the agency advocates their use.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath August 1999 Column, Page 402 Breach of fiduciary duty: A new application
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 1999 Column, Page 10 ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.
Corporate Income Tax Formula and Individual Taxpayer Exemption Changed; P.A. 90-613 December 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 662 Public Act 90-613 gradually changes the three-factor Illinois corporate income tax formula to a new formula based exclusively on instate sales.