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 Y. Lateef
415 995 5095

There are no upcoming Business Law events

Mar 20, 2023
By Holly Sutton, Rebecca Stephens, and Jamie Talt

California has passed several new or amended employment laws covering topics ranging from off-duty marijuana use, reproductive rights, California Family Rights Act, COVID-19, criminal law and the workplace, new avenues of enforcement against employers, privacy, and pay transparency, among others. Some of these laws took effect January 1, 2023, while others will take effect January 1, 2024. Employers should evaluate their personnel rules and practices to ensure they keep pace with these changes.

Mar 20, 2023
By Daniel J. Turner, published by Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP

The January 31, 2023 deadline for Bay Area cities and counties to revise and update their Housing Elements has passed, and only four of the Bay Area’s 109 local jurisdictions – San Francisco, City of Alameda, Emeryville, and San Leandro – have adopted fully compliant Housing Elements so far. While many of the Bay Area’s other jurisdictions have made substantial progress toward updating their Housing Elements, others have shown little effort in meeting their obligations under the state’s Housing Element Law. State law imposes a number of potential enforcement penalties and consequences on jurisdictions that fail to comply with the Housing Element Law, including the oft-discussed “Builder’s Remedy”, and housing advocacy groups have started turning to the courts to enforce these provisions against noncompliant jurisdictions.

Judge's Profile
Mar 20, 2023

MCBA took the opportunity to learn more of the personal side of Judge Verna Adams. Congratulations Judge Adams for serving on the Marin Superior Court for more than 23 years.

President's Message
Mar 20, 2023
By Ahtossa Fullerton

Dear Friends, As I write my President’s Message from the Iranian American Bar Association Conference in Los Angeles, I consider the importance and relevance of bar associations in today’s world.

A Conversation with Author Paul T. Llewellyn
Mar 20, 2023
By Alex Vahdat

On February 28, 2023, the Marin County Bar Association held its monthly general meeting with Board member Alex Vahdat interviewing Paul Llewellyn about Paul’s new book, Unshackled: Reimagining the Practice of Law. Paul is the founding partner of Lewis & Llewellyn, a boutique litigation firm in San Francisco and he brings a unique perspective to the topic of reforming the legal profession having studied and practiced law in England before coming to the United States. Relying on that experience, Paul discussed a wide variety of ideas ranging from how law students are trained, the billable hour model, and civility amongst attorneys.

Nonprofit Profile
Mar 20, 2023
By Mary Sackett

One organization bringing together our history and cultures is the Multicultural Center of Marin (MCM). 20 years ago, MCM started as a welcome center in the Canal District of San Rafael with a mission to uplift our diverse immigrant population, to hold a space for families in crisis and those experiencing food insecurity, and to provide resources.