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Overview

The only text of its kind available, Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach is a practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal. The text emphasizes the daily tasks and responsibilities of a paralegal involved in business law, and provides numerous examples and hands-on applications to illustrate key concepts. The text includes significant cases and their relevance to the topics discussed; examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts; practical assignments based on real world problems faced by business people and attorneys; and a step-by-step analysis of the creation of contracts and the common clauses contained in them. Learning features include numerous sidebars addressing a wide variety of issues; end-of-chapter exercises; "Business Case File", which provides profiles of various businesses and how they negotiate, buy, sell, and carry out daily activities; and "Help This Business", a tool which presents a wide variety of typical business problems and the legal methods used to address those problems. Learning objectives, web sites for further research and discussion, case excerpts, and Paralegal Checklists appear in each chapter to further aid student comprehension of key concepts. This is a must-have resource for the paralegal student studying business law.

Neal R. Bevans, Western Piedmont Community College

Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.
  • Practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal
  • Emphasizes the practical, daily tasks of a paralegal involved in business law
  • Provides numerous examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts
  • Each chapter analyzes the elements of business law and business structures from basic contracts to UCC transactions
Chapter 1: Introduction to Business
Chapter 2: Creating a Contract
Chapter 3: The Legal Concept of Acceptance
Chapter 4: Consideration (Bargained for Exchange)
Chapter 5: Mutual Assent
Chapter 6: Capacity and Legality
Chapter 7: Putting it in Writing
Chapter 8: Contract Clauses
Chapter 9: Uniform Commercial Code
Chapter 10: Discharge and Performance
Chapter 11: Remedies in Contract Law
Chapter 12: Drafting Contracts
Chapter 13: Business Law in the Internet Era
Chapter 14: Negotiable Instruments, Securities, and Secured Transactions
Chapter 15: Business Entities
Glossary
Appendix
Index

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  • ISBN-10: 1133478379
  • ISBN-13: 9781133478379
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  • ISBN-10: 1401833535
  • ISBN-13: 9781401833534
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $112.50
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The author does an excellent job of preparing the paralegal for working in the area by providing comprehensive information. In addition, the author provides numerous opportunities for studnet participation; students are expected to analyze relevant cases and statuates, respond to end of chapter discussion questions and complete assignments based on real word problems. - Linda Wilke Heil, Central Community College

This book can be used in a variety of programs, including paralegal, marketing and supervisory management. - Erin Calkins, College of St. Mary’s

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Business Law: A Hands-On Approach

ISBN: 9781401833534
The only text of its kind available, Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach is a practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal. The text emphasizes the daily tasks and responsibilities of a paralegal involved in business law, and provides numerous examples and hands-on applications to illustrate key concepts. The text includes significant cases and their relevance to the topics discussed; examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts; practical assignments based on real world problems faced by business people and attorneys; and a step-by-step analysis of the creation of contracts and the common clauses contained in them. Learning features include numerous sidebars addressing a wide variety of issues; end-of-chapter exercises; "Business Case File", which provides profiles of various businesses and how they negotiate, buy, sell, and carry out daily activities; and "Help This Business", a tool which presents a wide variety of typical business problems and the legal methods used to address those problems. Learning objectives, web sites for further research and discussion, case excerpts, and Paralegal Checklists appear in each chapter to further aid student comprehension of key concepts. This is a must-have resource for the paralegal student studying business law.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781418019525

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401833541

Online Companion

ISBN: 9781401833558

FOR STUDENTS

Business Law: A Hands-On Approach

ISBN: 9781401833534
The only text of its kind available, Business Law for Paralegals: A Hands-On Approach is a practical, application-oriented, business law text written specifically for the paralegal. The text emphasizes the daily tasks and responsibilities of a paralegal involved in business law, and provides numerous examples and hands-on applications to illustrate key concepts. The text includes significant cases and their relevance to the topics discussed; examples of business organizational documents from letters of intent to the exploration of typical contracts; practical assignments based on real world problems faced by business people and attorneys; and a step-by-step analysis of the creation of contracts and the common clauses contained in them. Learning features include numerous sidebars addressing a wide variety of issues; end-of-chapter exercises; "Business Case File", which provides profiles of various businesses and how they negotiate, buy, sell, and carry out daily activities; and "Help This Business", a tool which presents a wide variety of typical business problems and the legal methods used to address those problems. Learning objectives, web sites for further research and discussion, case excerpts, and Paralegal Checklists appear in each chapter to further aid student comprehension of key concepts. This is a must-have resource for the paralegal student studying business law.

Online Companion

ISBN: 9781401833558