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Private Company Governance Guide
By: A. Paul Mahaffy, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.B.A., F.I.C.B.
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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 is the author of Business Succession Guide, Private Company Shareholder Guide, Business Transactions Guide, The Private Company: A Legal and Business Guide for Owners and Managers, and Private Company Governance Guide, all published by Thomson Reuters. He maintains the blog Private Company Law: Cases and Comments. Paul has practised business law in Toronto, Canada with emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. He has acted as corporate counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Pacific Limited, and 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 has been certified as a specialist in corporate and commercial law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Paul is 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 has been part of the training team for the Canadian Bar Association contract writing course for Cambodia bar admission students in Phnom Penh and for members of the Laos Bar in Vientiane. Paul has chaired a variety of Law Society and OBA programmes and has presented at the Law Society’s Special Lectures on Corporate & Commercial Law.

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