Legal Drafting: Corporate (LAW-849C-001)
Lucretia Adymy Risoleo
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This course will develop your skills in writing, editing and analysis through exercises in drafting corporate documents. We will explore issues of corporate formation and governance through the representation of one or more simulated social enterprises: mission-driven businesses that embrace new forms of for-profit organization in addition to traditional non-profit corporate forms. We will draft for a social enterprise client throughout its life cycle: from translating one great idea into creation as a formal entity; to establishing ground rules for management, control, membership and capitalization; and to helping the entity expand through relationships with other partners. We will address different options for operating a mission-driven business, including non - profit, for profit, cooperative and benefit corporations; and limited liability companies. "Clients" may include businesses with ambitions to supply better access to healthy food, workforce development and comprehensive transportation; or lawyers seeking to create a neighborhood-based law practice.
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First Class Readings
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