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REGULATED BY STATUTE, WITH NOTES OF OHIO DECISIONS

AND A COMPLETE MANUAL OF

FORMS

FOR ORGANIZING AND MANAGING

All kinds of Companies and Associations

BY

A. T. BREWER AND G. A. LAUBSCHER

FOURTH EDITION
THOROUGHI,Y REVISED AND ENLARGED

CINCINNATI
THE ROBERT CLARKE COMPANY

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PREFACE TO FOURTH EDITION.

The large numbers of corporations constantly formed in Ohio make the question of corporate existence, management, rights and liabilities of increasing importance to attorneys, officers and persons interested as stockholders and creditors.

To such this book offers ready access to the two thousand sections of the statutes and nearly one thousand decisions of Ohio courts relating to corporations. It collects the constitutional and statutory provisions to date, with a reference to such further sections of the statutes as are of incidental interest, though applicable to individuals as well.

Much care has been taken to make the notes terse but accurate digests of the points decided. The subsequent history of decisions of courts below the supreme court cannot always be traced, but all references in the third edition have been examined, and traced when possible and changes made when necessary.

Realizing that the want of a thorough index detracts from the value of many books, the index has been made unusually exhaustive, both in topical and analytical arrangement, and it is hoped that every point in the statutes and decisions can be readily found. The references to the notes are printed in italics.

The forms comprise all such as are likely to be needed in organizing and managing corporations both for profit and not for profit, including proceedings for converting surplus into additional stock or issuing non-taxable certificates therefor. Many have already been adopted by the secretary of state, whose books are printed to fit them, and they are, therefore, practically official. Much credit is due the publishers for the excellent mechanical

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