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Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organizations

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ISBN-10: 145481361X

ISBN-13: 9781454813613

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: William T. Allen, Reinier H. Kraakman, Guhan Subramanian

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Extraordinary authorship adds a unique real-world perspective toCommentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization ; WilliamT. Allen is former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Logicaland flexible organization allows for chapters to be taught in any orderto accommodate alternative teaching approaches. Chapters One throughFour cover the fundamentals of organizational law in a business setting.Chapters Five through Thirteen address the legal regulation of a varietyof actions, decisions, and transactions that involve or concern themodern public corporation. Introductions and transitional text, clearlyand concisely written, provide context and perspective. Rich commentaryin the form of explanatory notes facilitates teaching and understanding.Careful case selection and editing presents both classic and importantrecent cases. An economic-analysis perspective is made accessiblethrough clear and consistent explanatory text. Examples, hypos, anddiagrams illustrate conceptual and theoretical models. The text caneasily be used in a Business Organization course with a focus oncorporate law. The Teacher’s Manual includes detailed guidance forstructuring the course, case analyses, and answers to questions raisedin the book. Additional PowerPoint slides provide case summaries andraise cutting-edge, engaging points.The Fourth Edition is completely updated throughout. It nowincludes excerpts from important recent cases such as Air Products v.Airgas and In re CNX Gas and provides commentary on currentdevelopments, such as “Say on Pay,” proxy access, and the Dodd-Frank Actof 2010. A new chapter on executive compensation appears. The FourthEdition provides additional contextual background for certain casesto help students better understand the court’s reasoning. The textcontinues to provide additional questions, connections to the empiricalliterature, and cross-country comparisons.Features:Extraordinary authorshipAllen, former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancerylends unique real-world perspectiveLogical and flexible organizationchapters 1-4 cover fundamentals of organizational law in abusiness settingchapters 5-13 address legal regulation of a variety of actions,decisions, and transactions that concern the modern publiccorporation.chapters can be taught in any orderaccommodates alternative teaching approachesClear, concise introductions and transitional textprovide context and perspectiveRich commentarycomes in the form of explanatory notesfacilitates teaching and understandingIntelligent case selection and editingpresents classic and important recent casesEconomic-analysis perspectivepresented access
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Book details

List price: $231.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 8/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 744
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Guhan Subramanian, the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at the Harvard Law School and the Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at the Harvard Business School, is the first person in the history of Harvard to hold tenured appointments at both schools. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.

Summary of Contents
Acting Through Others: The Law of Agency
The Problem of Joint Ownership: The Law of Partnership
The Corporate Form
The Protection of Creditors
Normal Governance: The Voting System
Normal Governance: The Duty of Care
Conflict Transactions: The Duty of Loyalty
Executive Compensation
Shareholder Lawsuits
Transactions in Control
Fundamental Transactions: Mergers and Acquisitions
Public Contests for Corporate Control
Trading in the Corporation's Securities