Private Company Governance Guide
By: A. Paul Mahaffy, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.B.A., F.I.C.B.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8060-7
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 180 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2017-09-08
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $80.00

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Acquire a better understanding of a private company’s governance

This book attempts to help the owners and managers of a private company to acquire a better understanding of their company’s governance, to be prepared to deal with governance problems which often arise, and to be inspired to implement various changes within the company for the sake of good governance. A number of different topics are covered. The overall legal framework supporting company governance, the functions of the board and management and the relationship between them, the specific legal duties of the directors and officers, the statutory and contractual rights of the shareholders, the conduct of board and shareholder meetings, the impact of a unanimous shareholder agreement, the remedies available to shareholders, and the structures and practices recommended for good governance.

About the Author
Paul Mahaffy practices corporate-commercial law with Bennett Best Burn LLP of Toronto, Canada, with particular emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. Paul has previously acted as corporate counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Pacific Limited. He has served as the President of the New Brunswick and Canada Railroad Company and as a director of BNS Mortgage Corp. and Bluenose Investments Inc. He has been Chairman of the Corporations Acts and Securities Legislation Committees of the Canadian Bankers' Association, as well as Chair of the Business Law Section and Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Ontario Bar Association. Paul has a B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology and Psychology and LL.B. from Queen's University, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Harvard University Negotiation Workshop. He has lectured at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and York University M.B.A. school, and has been published in the Banking and Finance Law Review, CMA Magazine and CGA Magazine. He is certified as a specialist in corporate and commercial law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
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