Minute Madness

Business Law & Transactions
Stephen R. Boatwright

Meeting minutes are a critical component of good corporate recordkeeping, but preparing meeting minutes can be deceptively difficult. After all, how hard can it be to take notes at a meeting and write them up in minute format?

Those new to the process and unfamiliar with the pitfalls of minutes often fall into one of two extremes: a detailed, verbatim recitation of all conversations, or a bare bones summary of just the decisions made at the meeting. Experience dictates the need for a hybrid that considers the legal ramifications of minutes. This is an art more than a science.

Read more on corporate minute preparation.