Business Organizations for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 1567064841

ISBN-13: 9781567064841

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List price: $55.00
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 4/30/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Weight: 3.454
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Business Organizations and Agency Law
Chapter Overview
Types of Business Enterprises
Considerations in Selection of Business Enterprise
How Business Is Conducted in This Country
Agency in Business Organizations
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Sole Proprietorships
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of Sole Proprietorships
Governing Law
Advantages of Sole Proprietorships
Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships
Formation of Sole Proprietorships
Taxation of Sole Proprietorships
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
General Partnerships
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of General Partnerships
Governing Law
Partnership Defined
Partnership Property
Advantages of General Partnerships
Disadvantages of General Partnerships
Formation of General Partnerships
Operation of General Partnerships
The Partnership Agreement
Transferability of Partnership Interest
Dissolution and Winding Up Under the UPA
Dissociation and Dissolution Under the RUPA
Conversions and Mergers
Taxation of Partnerships
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Limited Partnerships
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of Limited Partnerships
Governing Law
Limited Partnership Defined
Partners' Rights and Duties
Advantages of Limited Partnerships
Disadvantages of Limited Partnerships
Formation of Limited Partnerships
Transferability of Interest
Actions by Limited Partners
Dissolution and Winding Up of Limited Partnerships
Cancellation of Limited Partnership Certificate
Taxation of Limited Partnerships
Family Limited Partnerships
Limited Liability Limited Partnerships
Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Registered Limited Liability Partnerships
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of Registered Limited Liability Partnerships
Governing Law
Advantages of LLPs
Disadvantages of LLPs
Formation of LLPs
Operation of LLPs
Transferability of Interest and Admission of New Members
Dissolution and Liquidation of LLPs
Taxation of LLPs
Growth and Trends in LLPs
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Limited Liability Companies
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of Limited Liability Companies
Governing Law
Advantages of LLCs
Disadvantages of LLCs
Formation of LLCs
Transferability of Interest
Actions by LLC Members
Dissociation and Dissolution of LLCs
Conversions and Mergers
Taxation of LLCs
Growth and Trends in LLCs
Professional Limited Liability Companies
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Other Unincorporated Organizations
Chapter Overview
Joint Ventures
Mining Partnerships
Joint Stock Companies
Business Trusts
Real Estate Investment Trusts
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Introduction to Corporations
Chapter Overview
Characteristics of Corporations
History and Governing Law
The Corporation as a Person
Corporate Powers and Purposes
Types of Corporations
Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporation
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Formation of Corporations
Chapter Overview
Preincorporation Activities by Promoters
Selection of Jurisdiction in Which to Incorporate
The Corporate Name
Articles of Incorporation
Post-Incorporation Activities
Defects in Incorporation Process
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Corporate Finances
Chapter Overview
Introduction to Securities
Equity Securities
Debt Securities
Taxation of Corporations
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Corporate Management
Chapter Overview
Shareholders' Rights and Responsibilities
Directors' Rights and Responsibilities
Corporate Scandals, Reform, and Governance
Rights and Duties of Officers
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Corporate Dividends
Chapter Overview
Introduction to Dividends
Restrictions Relating to Dividends
Effect of Illegal Dividends
Procedure for Declaring and Paying Dividends
Right to Dividends
Tax Considerations
Stock Splits
Purchase by a Corporation of Its Own Shares
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Securities Regulation and the Stock Exchanges
Chapter Overview
Introduction to Investor Protection
Going Public
Securities Act of 1933
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Edgar
State Securities Regulation
The Securities Markets
Trading in Cyberspace
Stock Market Indexes
Glossary of Financial Terms
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Changes in the Corporate Structure and Corporate Combinations
Chapter Overview
Amending the Articles of Incorporation
Restating the Articles of Incorporation
Amending the Bylaws of the Corporation
Corporate Combinations
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Qualification of Foreign Corporations
Chapter Overview
Basis for Qualification
Transacting Business
Procedures in Qualification
Effects of Qualifying
Effects of Failure to Qualify
Effect of Changes to Domestic Corporation
Withdrawal of Foreign Qualification
Revocation of Qualification by State
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Termination of Corporate Existence
Chapter Overview
Dissolution
Liquidation
Distributions to Shareholders
Directors' Duties to Minority Shareholders
Corporate Bankruptcy
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Corporate Variations
Chapter Overview
Close Corporations
Nonprofit Corporations
Parent and Subsidiary Corporations
Professional Corporations
S Corporations
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Employee Compensation and Employment Agreements
Chapter Overview
Employee Compensation
Employment Agreements
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Special Topics in Business Law
Chapter Overview
Ethics
Common Interdisciplinary Issues
Transactional and Business Law Practice
Role of Paralegal
Resource Guide
Web Resources
Discussion Questions
Secretaries of State and State Corporations Statutes
Uniform Partnership Act (1914)
Revised Uniform Partnership Act (1997)
General Partnership Agreement
Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (1976) with 1985 Amendments
Model Business Corporation Act
Corporate Bylaws
Written Consent in Lieu of the Organizational Meeting
Shareholders' Buy-Sell Agreement
Letter of Intent
Glossary
Index
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