Friday, December 31, 2010

E-corporate Law

Like it or not, the electronic age has envaded virtually every corner of our lives.  And corporate law is no exception.  In a world which once required wax seals to make contracts "legal," today parties can enter into multi-billion dollar contracts with merely the click of a mouse. 

I'll be speaking on the current state of e-corporate law under federal law and Texas and Delaware state law on February 10 at the Belo Mansion in Dallas as part of the UT-CLE Securties Regulation and Business Law Conference.

Thanks for being a part of my blog during 2010. 

Have a happy and prosperous New Year!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Delaware Usury Exemption

Why is Delaware considered to have a friendly legal environment for corporations?  Well, for a lot of reasons.

One reason I will be focusing on in this post is its usury law.  More specifically, Delaware has a broad and clear exemption from its usury law for transactions over $100,000.

Many states cap the amount of interest a lender can charge a borrower, thereby limiting the access to loans for many businesses with weaker credit. 

In Delaware, a lender may legally charge any rate of interest for a loan over $100,000 which is not secured by a mortgage against a principal residence of the borrower.  See Section 2301(c) of the Delaware Commerce and Trade Code.