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Overview

This concise and comprehensive text presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This text covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. Users of this text will learn everything they need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation . The text is accompanied by an instructor's guide that provides overhead lecture outlines and exams.

Margaret E. Bartschi,

Margaret E. Bartschi is a distinguished attorney as well as an experienced instructor in the paralegal program at the University of Montana, College of Technology. She is listed in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans, and is a member of the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Montana. As a practicing attorney Bartschi has trained paralegals in both small and large law firms and is uniquely familiar with the expectations for paralegals in the workplace.
  • Comprehensive overview includes all the foundational "need to know" information on basic business organizations
  • Practical examples present readers with real-life situations they will encounter in the workplace
  • Includes both theory and practice to prepare readers for the real world
Preface, Acknowledgments, 1. The Alternatives: A Basic Overview. 2. Choosing a Business Entity. 3. Agency in Business Organizations. Section One: Sole Proprietorships. 4. Sole Proprietorships: A "One-Person Operation". Section Two: Partnerships. 5. Partnerships: Associates for Profit. 6. General Partnerships: The Traditional Partnership. 7. Limited Partnerships: Managers and Investors Working Together. 8. Limited Liability Partnerships: Managers Without Liability. Section Three: Corporations. 9. Corporations: Ownership Without Liability. 10. Formation of a Corporation. 11. Corporate Organizational Structure. 12. Fundamental Changes in Corporate Structure. Section Four: Limited Liability Companies. 13. Limited Liability Companies: Limited Liability with Partnership Taxation. Table of Forms. Appendix A: Secretaries of State. Appendix B: Sample Form Bylaws. Appendix C: Sample Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766816524
  • ISBN-13: 9780766816527
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $115.50
  • RETAIL $153.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

ISBN: 9780766816527
This concise and comprehensive text presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This text covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. Users of this text will learn everything they need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation . The text is accompanied by an instructor's guide that provides overhead lecture outlines and exams.

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9780766816534

FOR STUDENTS

Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

ISBN: 9780766816527
This concise and comprehensive book presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This book covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. It includes everything readers need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation. It includes all the information paralegals need to be successful in the workplace. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT: Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1653-2). Call Customer Support to Order.