Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 0766816524
ISBN-13: 9780766816527
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $153.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This concise and comprehensive book presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This book covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. It includes everything readers need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation. It includes all the information paralegals need to be successful in the workplace. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT: Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1653-2). Call Customer Support to Order.

Table of Forms
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Alternatives: A Basic Overview
Sole Proprietorship
Partnership
Corporation
Limited Liability Company
The Alternatives in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Choosing a Business Entity
Formalities
Management
Ownership Restrictions
Taxation
Liability
Choosing a Business Entity in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Application
Agency in Business Organizations
Agency
Authority of Agents
Duties of Agents and Principals
Liability of the Principal for Acts of the Agent
Agency in Business Organization in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Sole Proprietorships
Sole Proprietorship: A "One-Person Operation"
Formation
Management
Liability
Taxation Considerations
Termination
Sole Proprietorships in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Partnerships
Partnership: Association for Profit
Partnership Characteristics
Partnership Forms
Partnerships in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
General Partnership: The Traditional Partnership Form
Formation
Agency
Management
Fiduciary Duties
Liability
Partnership Property
Taxation Considerations
Termination of a Partnership
Partnership Agreement
General Partnerships in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Limited Partnership: Managers and Investors Working Together
Limited Partnership Status
Formation
Liability
Taxation Considerations
Changes in Partnership Associations
Termination of a Limited Partnership
Limited Partnership Agreement
Limited Partnerships in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Limited Liability Partnership: Managers without Liability
Liability
Formation
Taxation Considerations
Termination of a Limited Liability Partnership
Limited Liability Partnerships in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Corporations
Corporations: Ownership without Liability
Corporate Characteristics
Disadvantages of the Corporate Form
Corporate Powers
Corporate Forms
Corporations in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Formation of a Corporation
Preincorporation Considerations
Preincorporation Document Preparation
Postincorporation Procedures
Defective Incorporation Doctrines
Taxation Considerations
Further Considerations
Formation of a Corporation in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Corporate Organizational Structure
Shareholders: Corporate Owners
Shareholders' Rights
Shareholders' Liability
Directors: Corporate Policy Makers
Election of Directors
Directors' Duties
Officers: Corporate Managers
Appointment and Removal of Officers
Officers' Duties
Agency
Fiduciary Duties
Corporate Organizational Structure in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Application
Endnotes
Fundamental Changes in Corporate Structure
Standard Approval Procedure
Fundamental Changes
Fundamental Changes in Corporate Structure in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Application
Endnotes
Limited Liability Companies
LLC: Corporate Liability with Partnership Taxation
Characteristics of the Limited Liability Company
Formation
Taxation Considerations of the Limited Liability Company
Management of the Limited Liability Company
Termination of the Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Companies in Review
Key Terms
Study Questions in Review
Case Studies in Review
Project Applications
Endnotes
Secretaries of State
Table of Jurisdictions Adopting Uniform Partnership Act and Revised Uniform Partnership Act
Model Partnership Ageement
Table of Jurisdictions Adopting Uniform Limited Partnership Act and Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act
Sample Form Bylaws
Table of Jurisdictions Adopting Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
Sample Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement
Glossary
Index

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