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Spring 2020

Course Description
Tax, corporate, financial, securities and accounting issues in planning for the unincorporated or incorporated business enterprise. The emphasis is on planning the context of the legal, tax and business considerations that apply to the transactions considered. Specific problems considered include: a) choice of entity for a new business,; b) financing he business when it outgrows its founders, with either (i) private or (ii) pubic funds; c) withdrawal of owners when when business disputes threaten the business; including Solomon-like splitting the business enterprise whether formed as (i) a corporation or (ii) a partnership or other unincorporated enterprise;: d) (i) selling or merging the mature corporate or unincorporated business enterprise ; or (ii) taking it private by a tender offer or otherwise. Students (individually or in groups) prepare written solutions to specific factual problems that form the basis of class discussion. The students revise their solutions in light of the class discussion and written comments by the professor as their final papers.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   T  3:30 PM-5:20 PM G363

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: Required: Business Associations & Federal Income Tax I Recommended: Taxation of Business Entities
Method of Evaluation: Final revised solutions and class participation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Writing Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Business Planning University Casebook Series
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Franklin A. Gevurtz
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    Edition: Fifth Edition
    ISBN: 978-1609304539
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: This is the first assignment for the class   



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-2961
Office: G266