Busnss Plng & Secur Regul (LAW-704-001)
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COURSE DESCRIPTION---BUSINESS PLANNING This seminar will introduce students to the legal, business, and analytical skills necessary to counsel business clients in various stages of development of their businesses. It has a unique structure, which all students must be aware of and accept as a prerequisite for registering for this class. The heart of the seminar is class discussion and analysis of the substantial required readings and group projects on two (2) case study problem sets. The class requires substantial initiative and diligence on each student’s part to succeed, and is suitable for those students who are prepared to make the necessary commitments to this seminar. Prof. Eule will teach the reading materials through a combination of lectures and class discussion, but has found that, for this type of course, the real learning occurs when students actively participate, thereby shaping the direction and substance of the actual classes. For each group project, the class will be divided into groups of 3-4 students. Each group will complete both a written assignment and make a detailed, 20-30 minute class presentation of their work, acting as legal counsel to its “client.” The assignments and class presentations require substantial research and analysis, preparation time and overall commitment. In recognition of this, there will be no final examination. Instead, twenty (20%) of the final grade will be based on class participation (including, attendance, preparedness, and constructive engagement with both the professor and other students) and eighty percent (80%) of the grade will reflect the written and oral assignment on the problem sets.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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1) Business Planning Casebook by Gevurtz - ISBN #9781599411491 - Edition: 4th; 2) Selected Fed Taxation: Statutes by Lathrope (Set:Txt/Tax Map) - ISBN: 9781628100846 - Edition: 2014; 3) Corporations & Other Business Associations, Statutes, Rules & Forms by Moll - ISBN: 9781628100662 - Edition: 2014
First Class Readings
F. Gevurtz, Business Planning (4th edition, Foundation Press). Read pages 1-45, skim pages 45-57; and read pages 58-87; & read Problem I, pages 1149-1152.
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