Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 1454808691
ISBN-13: 9781454808695
Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)
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Edition: 4th
Copyright Year: 2013
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication Date: 8/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition,offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations inthe United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of allpertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teacha shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a morestraightforward approach.Attentive to the fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concisepaperback provides:a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of businessorganizations in a direct and concise formata discussion of each form of business organization, including thenature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity,operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and taxconsequencesmore in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships andLimited Liability Companies than other textsuseful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics andsample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughoutthe bookInternet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internetsites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreementsKey Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tipsin each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, listsof relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals,and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminologyCase Illustrations — brief summaries of cases that illustrate one ofthe concepts or topics addressed in the chapterDiscussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussionand ensure that students understand the materiala complete ancillary package, including an instructor’s manual with atest bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor’s Manual will also provideadditional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text.New to Third Edition:each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions,and Case IllustrationsChapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company ActChapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as themove toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than pluralityvote, the move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors,new SEC rules and regulations, and the availability of proxy materials on theInternetcoverage of the 2008 financial crisisClear and to the point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations forParalegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of businessorganizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essentialtopics.*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only.For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law& Business at 800.529.7545 or

John W. Servos received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches the history of science and medicine at Amherst College, where he is the Anson D. Morse Professor of History. His book, Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling: The Making of a Science in America (Princeton University Press, 1990), was awarded the Pfizer Prize of the History of Science Society in 1991. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and currently serves as president of the History of Science Society.Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of nine textbooks in the paralegal field and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.

Summary of Contents
Introduction to Business Organizations and Agency Law
Sole Proprietorships
General Partnerships
Limited Partnerships
Ch. 5 Limited Liability Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Introduction to Corporations
Formation of Corporations
Corporate Financial Structure
Corporate Management
Corporate Dividends
Changes in the Corporate Structure and Corporate Combinations
Qualification of Foreign Corporations
Termination of Corporate Existence
Corporate Variations
Secretaries of State and State Corporations Statutes
General Partnership Act
Corporate Bylaws

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