Richard A. Mann received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is currently professor of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. He is a member of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar. Professor Mann has written extensively on a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. He has received the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL'S award both for the best article and for the best comment and has, in addition, served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a coauthor of SMITH AND ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW (Fourteenth Edition), as well as ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT (Tenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.