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Business Associations I

NOTE: This course description is new for the 2016-2017 academic year. You may read the prior course description immediately below this new one. 

2016-2017

This course is part of the “Business Associations” course series that surveys fundamental legal issues associated with the principal types of business enterprises. This particular course primarily surveys state laws governing the formation and operation of closely-held business associations-including partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, benefit corporations, and closely-held corporations-but also examines federal law governing initial public offerings. The course will cover the choice of business entity, forming and financing business enterprises, agency, and the relationship among business owners. It is recommended that students intending to take both parts of the course series take this one first. But the courses may be taken in any order, and students may take either course alone.

 

NOTE: The below course description applied prior to the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

DescriptionAn introductory course that primarily surveys state laws governing the formation and operation of closely-held business associations, including partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and closely-held corporations. The course will cover the choice of business entity, forming and financing business enterprises, agency, and the relationship among business owners.