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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Love and the Legal "Person"

POFP's latest column has caught the notice of the New York Times. The weekend Times featured a round-up of interesting articles in other publications, including the article by yours truly in the February Corporate Counsel magazine.

The article -- "Love, Corporate Style -- takes a Valentine's Day look at the question: Can corporations fall in love? After all, corporations are legal "persons"; they can earn income, own property, and pay taxes. Why can't they fall in love, if the right tender offer comes along.

Read the full article here.

9 comments:

Jim Rose said...

I thought the Court of Appeals in New York said no same sex marriages. How does that effect the merger as marriage comparison?

Adam Freedman said...

Jim,
All corporations are hermaphodites, so the question never arises.

POFP

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