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 section supports members in practice development in business and corporation law.

Section Chairs

Robert (Bob) Blum
415 815 8633

415 499 1314

There are no upcoming Business Law events

Dec 04, 2020
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA hosted its first-ever all-virtual MCLE Fair last month. In another first, we partnered with multiple Bay Area bar associations, which allowed more people to attend at member rates. The Bay Area-wide audience and ability to appear via Zoom enabled us to attract prominent speakers and panelists from around the Bay Area and beyond. With thirteen separate programs over four days, including several panel discussions, program highlights will have to suffice for our recap.

2021 Officers & Board of Directors Slate Announced
Oct 15, 2020

The slate for MCBA's 2021 officers and board of directors has been announced. Please join us on October 28 as the 2021 officers and new board members will be voted on during our virtual general membership meeting, which features an update from the Marin Superior Court.

COVID-19 Resources
Jun 30, 2020

Local News & Information Regarding COVID-19. Including Marin County Superior Court updates, Administrative orders, and Emergency orders.

President's Message
Jun 04, 2020
By Susan Feder

Our society and criminal justice system remain plagued by systemic racism and inequality. As much as we know injustice and inequality exist, it is easy to feel powerless in the face of such an overwhelming problem. Videos like the one of George Floyd's murder can reinforce that powerlessness. Or they can spur us to action.

Jun 03, 2020

As the owners of the French Laundry, along with numerous other policyholders, litigate insurance coverage of COVID-19-related mandatory closures under their business interruption clauses, some states are considering legislation to mandate such coverage under those clauses. Insurers argue that a mandatory coverage law affecting policies that would not otherwise cover COVID-19 losses would violate the Constitution's Contracts Clause.

Jun 02, 2020
By Daniel J. Schneider

Foodies have long known Thomas Keller for his Michelin-starred restaurants, including The French Laundry, at which until recently, for a small fortune, one could be treated to culinary mastery. During the COVID-19 pandemic, with the French Laundry and his other establishments closed, Mr. Keller is becoming known in insurance law circles in California for litigating business interruption coverage for losses from shelter-in-place orders.