Sunday, October 15, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
"series LLC..is one of the newest..unincorporated..form[s]..This article..suggest[s]..optimal statutory scheme" 17 J.Bus.&Sec.L 207 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 28, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Do "union security clauses in the private sector..implicate the First Amendment because there is..state action"? 96 Neb. L. Rev. 62 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 24, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
As I earlier reported, on Saturday, The University of Tennessee College of Law hosted "Business Law: Connecting the Threads", a conference and continuing legal education program featuring most of us here at the BLPB--Josh, me, Ann, Doug, Haskell, Stefan, and Marcia. These stalwart bloggers, law profs, and scholars survived two hurricanes (Harvey for Doug and Irma for Marcia) and put aside their personal and private lives for a day or two to travel to Knoxville to share their work and their winning personalities with my faculty and bar colleagues and our students. It was truly wonderful for me to see so many of my favorite people in one place together enjoying and learning from each other.
Interestingly (although maybe not surprisingly), in many of the presentations (and likely the essays and articles that come from them), we cite to each other's work. I think that's wonderful. Who would have known that all of this would come from our decision over time to blog together here? But we have learned a lot more about each other and each other's work by editing this blog together over the past few years. As a result, the whole conference was pure joy for me. And the participants from UT Law (faculty, students, and alums) truly enjoyed themselves. Papers by the presenters and discussants are being published in a forthcoming volume of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law.
My presentation at the conference focused on the professional responsibility and ethics challenges posed by complexity and rapid change in business law. I will post on my related article at a later date. But if you have any thoughts you want to share on the topic, please let me know. A picture of me delivering my talk, courtesy of Haskell, is included below. (Thank you, Haskell!) So, now you at least know the title, in addition to the topic . . . . :>) Also pictured are my two discussants, my UT Law faculty colleague George Kuney and UT Law 3L Claire Tuley.
"Citizens United and Hobby Lobby … offer … irreconcilable, visions of the American corporation" 11 NYU J.L. & Liberty 308 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 17, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
"regulators in the United States continue to be blind to cognitive influences on corporate behavior" 36 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 207 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
"reconsidering the issue of morality and antitrust from an interdisciplinary perspective" 62 S.D. L. Rev. 11, 15–16 (2017) #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) September 3, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
I am excited and proud to make the following announcement about a cool (!) upcoming program being held on Saturday, September 16 at UT Law in Knoxville:
The University of Tennessee College of Law will host a conference and CLE program that will focus on trends in business law. Discussions will take place throughout the day featuring panel discussions that center upon business law scholarship, teaching and law practice.
Topics will include business transaction diagramming; risks posed by social enterprise enabling statutes; fiduciary obligations and mutual fund voting; judicial dissolution in LLCs; Tennessee for-profit benefit corporation law and reporting; corporate personality theory in determining the shareholder wealth maximization norm; and professional responsibility issues for business lawyers in the current, evolving business environment.
The presenters for the program panels are . . . well . . . us! All of the BLPB editors and contributing editors, except Anne Tucker (we'll miss you, Anne!), are coming to Knoxville to share current work with each other and conference attendees. Each editor will anchor a panel that also will include a faculty and student discussant. The BLPB blogger papers and the discussants' written commentaries will all be published in a future issue of our business law journal, Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. We also have secured one of our former visiting professors as a lunch-time speaker.
UT Law looks forward to hosting this event. For more information, you can look here. I expect some of us will post on the conference and the conference papers at a later date.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
"Despite ... risk of negative returns ... M&A ... transactions provide for portfolio diversification." 15 J. Int'l Bus. & L. 87 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 15, 2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." Martin Luther King, Jr. pic.twitter.com/u4zhX1nluU— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 13, 2017
"unconscionable contract..remains an amorphous standard..encourag[ing] minimal adherence to ethical behavior" 8UPuertoRicoBusLJ103 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 13, 2017