Monday, October 10, 2011

Governor Brown Signs California Flexible Purpose Corporation and Benefit Corporation Legislation

At the 11th hour, last night, just before the deadline, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 201 (the Corporate Flexibility Act of 2011) creating the Flexible Purpose Corporation, and Assembly Bill 361 creating the Benefit Corporation.

Both laws will take effect on January 1, 2012.

*Todd is a partner at the law firm of Jones Day, where he founded their Silicon Valley Office and runs their Renewable Energy and Sustainability Practice. The views expressed in this column are solely Todd’s personal views, not the views of Jones Day or its clients, and the information provided as to his affiliation with Jones Day is solely for purposes of identification and may not and should not be construed to imply endorsement or even support by Jones Day of the views expressed herein.

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