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close corporation

n. a corporation which is permitted by state law to operate more informally than most corporations (allowing decisions without meetings of the Board of Directors) and has only a limited number of shareholders. Usually a close corporation's shareholders are involved in the actual operation of the business and often are family members. (See: corporation)

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72) A close corporation chapter was added to the American Bar Association's Model Business Corporation Act in 1984.
The paper argues that, aside from the particular context of minority shareholders in close corporations, they would not and, therefore, such an overarching default rule in corporate law is inefficient.
The frequent resort in the close corporation setting to protecting "reasonable expectations" of shareholders (36) falls short of reducing the corporation to a web of contracts.
close corporations must discharge their management and stockholder
It then details aspects of companies, including types of formation, capital, shares, shareholders, management, control, liquidation, business rescue and compromise, mergers, transactions and takeovers, holding companies, subsidiaries, taxation, and non-profits; partnership definitions, types, and elements, and the relationship between partners, the relationship with third parties, dissolution and liquidation of the partnership, and taxation; and the definition, nature, and characteristics of a close corporation, and its formation, name, conversions, membership and member interests, internal and external relations, accounting and disclosure, liability, winding-up, dissolution, deregistration, and taxation.
Gum Technology, an Arizona close corporation, is a gum and hydrocolloids blending, services and distribution company.
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structure of the problem is clear: in a close corporation, there are
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by a close corporation may also depend upon the enforcement of share
173) As a result, the same problems found in the close corporation later surfaced in the LLC context.