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Summer 2021

Course Description
This introductory course exposes students to a broad range of fundamental entity, business, and planning concepts. Beyond core doctrinal issues, the course focuses on the practical and analytical challenges of the business planning and client counseling process. We also review numerous drafting considerations and implementation mechanics. The course is designed to broaden a student’s substantive knowledge on a broad range of issues and to serve both those students who want to dig deeper in future courses and those students who choose to limit their legal training in business organizations to a single course. Numerous case studies are used to:
1. Strengthen the study of fundamental statutory and case law related to corporations, limited liability companies, and partnership entities;
2. Illustrate the dynamics of corporate and business law by focusing on contemporary challenges and developments;
3. Focus on a wide range of basic business planning challenges (choice-of entity, buy- sell agreements, employee protections, co-owner operational deal solutions, ethical challenges, shareholder debt, securities law exemptions, structuring business sales, director protections, oppression avoidance, corporate transition planning, controlling shareholder risks, hostile takeover bids, executive compensation, risk management, and more); and
4. Promote an understanding of core business literacy topics (reading financial statements, fundamental financial concepts and ratios, business entity taxation, capital formation challenges, going public realities, bonds, mutual funds, drafting key organizational documents, business valuation techniques, and more).

ASSIGNMENTS: Assignments provide you the opportunity to practice, and assist you in achieving the objectives of the course and instructional units. There will be five (5) graded assignments throughout the entire course. Modules will open at 12:00 am ET on the Saturday before the week in which the module is covered. All times are Eastern.
QUIZZES There will be six (6) graded quizzes to complete in this course. These quizzes will be given throughout the entire course.
FINAL EXAM A final exam will be administered online. Your Professor will give further details on the procedure, including whether notes, textbook, or other materials will be permitted to be used during the exam.

Course Schedule

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: (55%) Exam, (30%) Formation Document Exercises, (15%) Discussion Boards and Quizzes
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:
Online (all asynchronous)
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Basic
Entertainment, Music, & Sports - Related
Government & Regulation - Related
Bar Subject(s):
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Area of Focus)   More information
Business Compliance and Sustainability (Concentration)   More information
The Business of Innovation, Law and Technology: BILT (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: 832-729-5667