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Author: Cameron Collins
Until recently, the California Corporations Code Section 1601 provided that a corporation’s shareholders had the right to inspect the “accounting books, records, and minutes of proceedings of the shareholders and the board and committees of the board of any domestic corporation, and of any foreign corporation keeping any such records in this state…”
In Innes v. Diablo Controls, 248 Cal.App.4th 139 (2016), the court opined that Section 1601 did not require that the records of corporations be brought into California for inspection if the corporation did not maintain the records in the state.
Congratulations to Gammage & Burnham partners Joseph P. Richardson and Grady Gammage, Jr. for their recognition as two of the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. This list of exceptional lawyers is published annually by AZ Big Media and features a range of practicing attorneys from throughout the state.
Joseph Richardson is recognized in the areas of business organizations and commercial transactions. His practice is centered around representing both sellers and buyers in mergers, acquisitions and other entity-based transactions. He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix for 2019.
Gammage & Burnham partners Michael King, Cameron Artigue and Christopher Hering helped protect funding for stadiums and other sports and tourism-related ventures with a recent victory in the Arizona Supreme Court. (Saban Rent-a-Car v. Arizona Department of Revenue). This victory ends the long-running challenge (this litigation lasted 14 years) to the surcharges on car rentals that have funded such efforts for decades.
The challengers–a group of car-rental companies–initially persuaded the court that surcharges on car rentals violated an obscure provision in Arizona’s Constitution, which requires taxes related to the operation of motor vehicles to be expended on highways.
Gammage & Burnham Partner Greg Gnepper Appointed as Commissioner of the Maricopa County Superior Court
Gammage & Burnham is pleased to announce the appointment of firm partner Gregory J. Gnepper as a Commissioner of the Maricopa County Superior Court. The appointment was made by Presiding Judge Janet Barton. Greg will take the bench on March 6 and be assigned to the Initial Appearance Court, part of the criminal division.
Greg practiced at Gammage & Burnham for fourteen years, the last seven as an equity partner. He earned ample courtroom experience, having appeared in almost every state and federal court in Arizona, plus several tribal courts. He served as lead counsel in multiple jury trials and conducted countless bench trials, injunction hearings, and oral arguments.
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