Business Planning & Securities Regulation (LAW-704-001)
Assessment: Writing Assignments,Oral Presentations
This class will introduce students to the legal, business, and analytical skills necessary to counsel business clients in the selection and organization of the appropriate form of business entity, and the various stages of formation, financing, management and operation of their businesses. The heart of the class is class discussion and analysis of the 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 significant legal 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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F. Gevurtz, Business Planning (“G”) (5th edition, Foundation Press);
Corporations and Other Business Association Statutes, Rules and Forms, (“CP”) (West);
Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations (“FT”) (West);
and miscellaneous handouts and other readings
First Class Readings
G pp. 1-34, skim 34-45; and 47-74 & read Problem I, pp. 1069-1072(G).
An outline of the issues presented by Problem I is posted on the classes My WCL web page
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