Missouri Corporation Law and Practice - 11th Edition
Written by Charles Hansen and Don Lents
Missouri Corporation Law and Practice covers all aspects of Missouri corporation law, providing clear and reliable guidance to the statutes, legislative history and case law. The treatise provides a thorough background for the Missouri General and Business Corporation Law, the Missouri Limited Liability Company Act and the Nonprofit Corporation Law.
The Eleventh Edition continues the work of prior editions and includes full treatment of amendments to the General and Business Corporation Law (Chapter 351) effective August 28, 2015.
Of particular interest in the Eleventh Edition is:
- Discussion of Missouri decision of first impression in the area of derivative litigation, citing Hansen and Lents, 10th Edition with approval
- New Missouri cases on “piercing the corporate veil”
- New Delaware decisions on the law of expense advancement in indemnification
- New Delaware decision crafting an exception to a Director’s right to examine the corporate books and records
- Many new citations
- New, more useful format
Includes a CD of the forms which Bryan Cave has developed and used in its practice.Published April, 2017. ISBN: 9780997564884
About the Authors:Charles Hansen is Of Counsel to the firm of Bryan Cave LLP. He became Of Counsel in 1995 after having been a partner since 1989. He joined the firm following his retirement as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, Missouri. He was previously Executive Vice President of Cutler‑Hammer, Inc., of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Executive Vice President of The Trane Company of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. This followed service as Secretary and General Counsel of The Trane Company, as Counsel for a major manufacturing corporation, and as an associate with a Wall Street law firm.
Mr. Hansen has been active in American Bar Association activities and was formerly a member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the Business Law Section, and is a former Co‑Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Counsel of the Litigation Section. He is also a member of the American Law Institute. Mr. Hansen has been a frequent author and lecturer on legal subjects and for some fifteen years was an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, (J.D. dist.), where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an editor of the Michigan Law Review, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi.
Don G. Lents served as the Chairman of Bryan Cave since 2004, ending his distinguished tenure in September, 2014. Mr. Lents had previously served as Chairman of the Firm’s Corporate Department and as Head of its Transactions Client Service Group. He has been active in Missouri Bar activities, and has served as Vice Chairman and a member of the Council of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Committee of the Missouri Bar. He has also been a member of the Bar subcommittee responsible for updating Missouri’s corporation laws, and of the subcommittee responsible for reviewing and making recommendations to the Bar with respect to legislation that affects business and corporation matters. He is also a member of the American Law Institute. Mr. Lents is a graduate of Harvard Law School (magna cum laude 1974) and Harvard University (magna cum laude 1971). He joined Bryan Cave in 1974, becoming a partner in 1982. Among other assignments, he was responsible for opening and managing the firm’s London office, where he practiced law for several years, and has also supervised and been an active participant in Bryan Cave LLP’s Middle Eastern practice.