Section Business Law

The Business Law Section provides a forum and Continuing Legal Education (CLE), covering substantive areas within the practice of business and corporate law including current issues in tax, labor, securities, and corporate law. The Business Law section supports members in practice development in business and corporation law.

Section Chairs

Robert (Bob) Blum
415 815 8633

Michael Chaput
415 269 2618

There are no upcoming Business Law events

Sep 05, 2021
By Kelly Matayoshi and MaryJo Lopez

While the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act (FASTER Act) only makes a minor change to add sesame as a major food allergen, it signals the government’s intent to closely examine food allergen restrictions and broaden their scope. The FASTER Act, signed into law on April 23, 2021, adds sesame to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act's list of major food allergens. Previously, “major food allergen” referred to eight ingredients: milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans [21 U.S.C. § 321(qq)]. Sesame is now part of this list, rounding out the “big nine.” These nine ingredients are considered the most dangerous due to the number of people who are allergic to them and the severity of the reactions they can produce.

Sep 04, 2021
By Laurie Vaala-Olsen

Patrons are slowly returning to the Marin County Law Library after our reopening to the public in May 2021. At present, we require all patrons to wear masks but have mostly returned to normal operations. Two of the Library's major public programs continue on Zoom, rather than in person: Lawyers in the Library and First Thursdays at the Marin County Law Library.

Emergency Rental Assistance Training Program
Aug 11, 2021
By Mee Mee Wong

Do you know how to help your clients navigate the Emergency Rental Assistance Program? FREE 1 General CLE provided for attending the training program for Emergency Rental Assistance. Click HERE for more information.

Aug 09, 2021
By Laura McMahon, Legal Aid of Marin Pro Bono Manager

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Mar 02, 2021
By Philip Lombardo

Cyber insurance, often referred to as “cybersecurity insurance,” “hacker insurance,” or even just “cyber,” is an insurance product that covers the costs associated with computer hack attacks, data breaches, and system failures. It is now a booming segment of the insurance market at the same time many businesses are still without coverage. Learn what to look for when seeking coverage.

Mar 02, 2021
By George Usi

In a world where hackers seem to be able to break into just about any computer connected to the internet, have you considered the security of the tech you use every day? An important question at any time, it’s even more critical in our current work-from-home era.