Articles by Aaron G. Thomson

SUPREME COURT SIMPLIFICATION OF CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP A WIN FOR BUSINESS

Date: March 22nd, 2010
Categories: Corporate Law

It’s the question on every CEO’s or CFO’s mind: “Which is my business’ state of corporate citizenship for purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332?” Okay, maybe not. Perhaps it’s far more accurate to say that most corporate executives aren’t concerned on … Read More »

ARE WULPA LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS THE NEW LLC IN 2010?

Date: January 8th, 2010

Back in October of 2009, I published an article on the myriad of problems plaguing Washington LLCs, many of which arose out of uncertainty, inconsistencies and gaps in the Washington Limited Liability Company Act (the “LLC Act”). That same month, my colleague, Joe Campos, published … Read More »

THE TRUTH ABOUT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Date: November 12th, 2009

When it comes to securities offerings, disclosure is the name of the game. Issuers (i.e. companies selling their own securities) must disclose all relevant material information to potential investors so that they can make informed investment decisions. After the US District Court of Northern Illinois’ … Read More »

HIGHLIGHTING MAJOR DEFECTS WITHIN WASHINGTON’S LLC ACT.

Date: October 12th, 2009

Currently, major defects exist in Washington’s Limited Liability Company Act (RCW § 25.15 et seq.) that allow, and sometimes even cause a Washington LLC to disappear without properly resolving potential claims against the LLC. These defects were highlighted in April 2009, when the Washington Legislature … Read More »