Spring 2021 Course Schedule

Business Associations (LAW-611-001)
Kenneth Anderson

Meets: 01:00 PM - 02:50 PM ( M, W)

Enrolled: 80 / Limit: 80 / Waitlist: 1

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Notices

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Description

The state laws governing business entities with an analysis of legal and business considerations, including basic tax questions leading to business associations in corporate and unincorporated form. Agency and judiciary principles applied to business associations are analyzed in relation to corporations and partnerships. Topics include the creation of general and limited partnerships; the relationship of the partners inter se, and of the partners and the partnership to third parties; the creation, form, and nature of the closely held corporation; rights and duties of shareholders, directors, and officers; rules relating to dividends and dissolution; and an introduction to applicable provisions of federal securities laws.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The following books are all required for this course. The best prices for the books are most likely online, on Amazon or another online bookseller. It is essential that you get the exact edition specified below - earlier editions are very different and will not work for the course. Other required materials and instructions will be available on Canvas.

    Books

    These books have all been around for years, so you should be able to get very good used or discounted copies of each of them–you’re strongly advised not to pay full price for a new book.

    COMMENTARIES AND CASES ON THE LAW OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS (“Allen”)

  • Edition: Fifth (2016)
  • Authors: William T. Allen and Rainier Kraakman
  • Series: Aspen Casebook Series
  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1454870613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454870616
  • STATUTORY SUPPLEMENT TO COMMENTARIES AND CASES ON THE LAW OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS (“Supplement”)

  • Edition: 2016-2017
  • Author: William T. Allen
  • Paperback: 556 pages
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
  • ISBN-10: 1454840544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454840541
  • CORPORATIONS: EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS (“Palmiter”)

    Note that you have free access to this source (as a searchable PDF) on Wolters Kluwer, which is provided to you by Pence Law Library.

  • Edition: Eighth (2015)
  • Author: Alan R. Palmiter
  • Series: Examples & Explanations
  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1454850167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1454850168

Additional Course Materials on Canvas Class Webpage

Certain other essential course materials will be posted to the Canvas webpage.

First Class Readings

Palmiter : 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

Syllabus

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