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The Law of Corporations and Other Business Organizations, 6th Edition

  • Angela Schneeman
  • ISBN-10: 1133019145  |  ISBN-13: 9781133019145
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2002
  • © 2013 | Published
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THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, 6th Edition deciphers the complex substantive and procedural laws surrounding U.S. business entities today. Focusing on corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability entities, the text explains the law and the theory behind the law while providing practical information that the paralegal can use on the job. Financial structures, securities regulations, mergers, and bankruptcy round out the legal discussions, along with special attention paid to the Uniform Acts and Model Business Corporation Act as revised through 2007, which is the basis for most state business corporation acts in the United States. Special features include cites for state statutes, excerpted cases, sample documents, paralegal profiles, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter exercises, practical advice, and much more.

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  • Paralegal-Specific Focus: Comprehensive, yet accessible, the 6th Edition of THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS delivers the amount and level of law required to be a successful corporate paralegal. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the law and ends with procedural information specifically for paralegals.
  • Key Legal Updates: Excerpts from the current Model Business Corporation Act and links to the Uniform Laws and pertinent state statutes, available on the CourseMate web site, help readers understand and research state-specific law.
  • Paralegal Profiles: New and updated profiles throughout the text provide behind-the-scenes looks at real-life corporate paralegals and give readers a glimpse of the diverse career options available to them.
  • Ethical Considerations: This critical feature helps paralegals avoid legal pitfalls by discussing basic rules of legal ethics from the paralegal's perspective.
  • The Paralegal's Role: This section of each chapter discusses the paralegal's role in working with the particular subject of the chapter, including checklists and resources.
  • Planning and Delivery Tools: Instructor resources, available both online and on CD, include an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint® lecture slides that coordinate with the book, and a computerized test bank in ExamView® format−for fast, easy course preparation.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Table of Cases.
Introduction.
1. Introduction to Agency and Business Organizations.
2. Sole Proprietorships.
3. General Partnerships.
4. Limited Partnerships.
5. Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Limited Partnerships.
6. Limited Liability Companies.
7. Corporations.
8. Incorporations.
9. The Corporate Organization.
10. The Corporate Financial Structure.
11. Public Corporations and Securities Regulations.
12. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Changes to the Corporate Structure.
13. Foreign Corporation Qualification.
14. Corporate Dissolution.
15. Employee Benefit Plans and Employment Agreements.
Appendix A: Secretary of State Directory.
Appendix B: Workplace Scenario Data.
Appendix C: Partnership Agreement Form.
Appendix D: Limited Partnership Agreement Form.
Appendix E: Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement Form.
Appendix F: Corporate Bylaws Forms.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • Updated Content: Thoroughly researched and revised, the 6th Edition of THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS delivers the most current statistics, laws, and information on U.S. business organizations available.
  • Portfolio Reminder: Following the Workplace Scenario assignment in each chapter, this new feature helps students track their class assignments to create their own portfolios of the sample documents they have created.
  • Summarizing Chapter Feature: Following each chapter section, the book's new "In Summation" feature quickly highlights and summarizes key concepts to bolster reader understanding and confidence before attempting new topics.
  • Critical Thinking Questions: These new exercises ask students to think beyond the materials they have learned and consider the reasons for certain laws and procedures, as well as their possible flaws.
  • CourseMate Web site: CourseMate to accompany this text includes: an interactive eBook, interactive teaching and learning tools including: Quizzes, Flashcards, Interactive case studies, Study games, and more Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

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"I am impressed at the amount of work and research that Ms. Schneeman put into this book. She thoroughly addresses every aspect of business organizations, from agency to corporations. I note that she includes every possible definition, covers all uniform acts and codes, and brings in interesting content as it relates to working as a paralegal in this field of law."

— Laura Rosenthal, J.D., Empire College of Business, Santa Rosa, California

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The Law of Corporations and Other Business Organizations, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 133741381X | ISBN-13: 9781337413817)

THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, 6th Edition deciphers the complex substantive and procedural laws surrounding U.S. business entities today. Focusing on corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability entities, the text explains the law and the theory behind the law while providing practical information that the paralegal can use on the job. Financial structures, securities regulations, mergers, and bankruptcy round out the legal discussions, along with special attention paid to the Uniform Acts and Model Business Corporation Act as revised through 2007, which is the basis for most state business corporation acts in the United States. Special features include cites for state statutes, excerpted cases, sample documents, paralegal profiles, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter exercises, practical advice, and much more.

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Introduction to Bankruptcy Law  (ISBN-10: 1435440803 | ISBN-13: 9781435440807)

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6t edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. /With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, the new edition of INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course.

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The Law of Corporations and Other Business Organizations, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 133741381X | ISBN-13: 9781337413817)

THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, 6th Edition deciphers the complex substantive and procedural laws surrounding U.S. business entities today—and prepares you for a paralegal career in corporate law. Focusing on corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability entities, the text explains the law and the theory behind the law while providing practical information that you can take to the office. Financial structures, securities regulations, mergers, and bankruptcy round out the legal discussions, along with special attention paid to the Uniform Acts and Model Business Corporation Act used by most state legislatures to create state-specific laws. Special features include sample documents, paralegal profiles, sample paragraphs, and practical advice that you can use on the job as a corporate paralegal.

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Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals  (ISBN-10: 1418040088 | ISBN-13: 9781418040086)

Job Placement Strategies for Paralegals is a job search guidebook for paralegal students and professionals. This practical workbook outlines placement skills and strategies for helping job seekers find a position in the fast growing paralegal profession. The book offers effective tools and strategies to help paralegals prepare a professional resume and cover letter, find job opportunities in the private and public sector, win over prospective employers in the job interview, and evaluate job offers, including salary, bonus structure, and benefits packages. The guide includes a detailed resume worksheet that will direct job seekers in preparing and customizing a resume for a successful job search. Sample paralegal resumes and cover letters contain critical commentary to help applicants prepare outstanding materials. This unique guidebook also prepares job hunters for the job interview by offering practical advice including how to prepare, what to bring, and what to wear. Specific interview questions, including the dreaded "zinger" questions are set forth with winning answers provided. This essential resource will help paralegals in all stages of their careers. The sample resumes, cover letters, and job strategies will be invaluable to both students entering the profession as well as paralegals currently working in the legal field.

List Price = $73.95  | CengageBrain Price = $73.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $55.50

Introduction to Bankruptcy Law  (ISBN-10: 1435440803 | ISBN-13: 9781435440807)

INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition uses a step-by-step approach and presents you with a clear and understandable explanation of each type of bankruptcy filing. Signature features include a brief history of bankruptcy law, research aids, alternatives to bankruptcy, a discussion of the role of the various parties involved in the bankruptcy process, and an overview concerning eligibility and the selection of the appropriate bankruptcy chapter under which the case should be filed. The text also includes updated cases to detail bankruptcy legal procedures from initiation of the attorney/client relationship through the closing of the case. With its discussion of electronic filing, and updated changes in the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, INTRODUCTION TO BANKRUPTCY LAW, 6th edition is a complete resource for any paralegal bankruptcy law course.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Angela Schneeman

Angela Schneeman is a writer, research specialist, and freelance paralegal. She has worked for law firms, corporate legal departments, and a major accounting firm. The author of five paralegal textbooks, Ms. Schneeman received her Legal Assistant Certificate and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Minnesota.