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Editor: Brian JM Quinn
Boston College Law School

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lipton on Shareholder Rights Plans

Marty Lipton is widely regarded as the creator of the poison pill.  He is interviewed by The Deal and walks through his motivations for developing the poison pill during the hostile takeover boom of the 1980s.  Notwithstanding criticism from the academics (especially law professors) his view with respect to the pill was accepted by the Delaware Supreme Court.


(h/t The Conglomerate)

December 29, 2010 in Takeover Defenses | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Monday, December 27, 2010

AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills

A message from Professor Tina Stark:

If you are attending the AALS Meeting, please come to the organizational meeting of the provisional AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills and sign the petition in favor of creating the new Section. The meeting is being held on Wednesday, January 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 3: 45 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Yosemite A, Ballroom Level. We need signatures from at least 50 professors from at least 25 law schools. Please stop by. Signing will just take minute. A copy of the petition: Download Transactional.law.aalspetition.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can sign the attached petition and send the original (not a PDF) by snail mail to me for receipt no later than January 15, 2011.

Professor Tina L. Stark
Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

As the Section will not yet be formed, no official business will be conducted, but we will discuss the purpose of the Section and the process for gaining provisional and then permanent status.

Have a wonderful holiday.


If you read the petition, you will note that I am the Treasurer for the proposed Section.  I agree with my colleagues that this would be a wonderful development for teaching and scholarship about transactional lawyering. If you agree, please take a moment to sign the petition.

- AA

December 27, 2010 in Conference Announcements | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)