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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.

…and to secretary of state’s office

By Helen W. Gunnarsson
June
2002
LawPulse
Page 282
You can now file articles of incorporation by fax, with more soon to come.

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.

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