How do you hold a corporate annual meeting when the entire country is in lockdown? On the surface, it might seem like a simple matter of using a favorite video conferencing tool and perhaps checking to see if it’s been hacked. Annual meetings for corporations are more than get-togethers. They are legally mandated proceedings that could put the company at risk if proper rules are not followed.
Before you break out Zoom, Skype or Google Meet, you should be familiar with the state laws, corporate bylaws and SEC regulations that apply to your business. Here are some tips to get you started:
Along with making security and technical arrangements, it’s wise to work with a knowledgeable attorney who can outline the federal, state and internal regulations that must be considered when adjusting the format of a corporate meeting in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.
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