The Corporate Law Group

No Chads Here Al

Whatever you think of him or his ideas, you have to admit that Al Gore has been entertaining since giving up the public sector. Now the VP turned VC is taking his TV cable company public. But he’s shown an undemocratic distrust of tyranny of the majority and taken shares with 10 times as many votes for himself. His company Current Media, LLC, will convert into a corporation, issue super-voting Series B Common to Gore and sell mundane Series A Common to investors. The IPO is being underwritten by JP Morgan. The Company owes Gore $2 million and pays him over $1 million a year, but his stock ownership is not finalized yet. We think maybe the Florida hanging-chad had something to do with Gore’s insistence on super-voting stock.
Paul Marotta

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