Business Planning

Author: Dwight Drake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780314289605
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The fourth edition features many important changes that far exceed in both scope and substance changes made in prior editions. Key highlights include the following: * Twelve new student case study problems have been added, increasing the total number of student problems from 53 to 65 * Substantial discussions have been added dealing with: Limited liability traps, undocumented partnership traps and risks, the design and drafting of partnership and LLC operating agreements, dividend challenge, going public realities, capital structure basics, crowdfunding and the JOBS Act of 2012, oppression risks, healthcare reform, and the judicial enforcement of buy-sell agreements. * A recap (which includes three new student problems) of the statutory basics of limited liability companies and the four types of partnerships has been added, designed for those students (there are many) who never gained a grasp of these core concepts and struggle in a planning course as a result * All tax discussions have been updated to include the significant changes of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and thoughts on what might be coming in the future * Five case study examples have been added to the choice-of-entity "factor" discussion to better illustrate the impacts of various factors * The discussions relating to securities law exemptions, deferred compensation, and business valuations have been revised, repositioned and substantially shortened.

Estate Planning

Author: Wayne M. Gazur
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454869003
Size: 60.28 MB
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This casebook introduces students to the principles of estate planning and challenges them to analyze simulated client scenarios. Featuring a case-study and problems approach in which the principles of estate planning are first introduced and then demonstrated through student analysis of short exercises and simulated client situations. A forms supplement on a CD is an additional tool for giving students practice with drafting exercises.

Scientific Evidence In Civil And Criminal Cases

Author: Andre Moenssens
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634607148
Size: 77.13 MB
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This text is the seventh edition of an authoritative work that has defined and shaped the legal analysis of scientific evidence for four decades. A single source and definitive reference for law students, scholars, practicing attorneys, and judges, it covers the critical topics in the law and the scientific disciplines most frequently encountered in the courtroom. It explains established capabilities and existing limitations of forensic science methodologies, as well as controversial and emerging issues in both the forensic science community and the legal system. For each discipline, the standards and qualifications of experts are presented along with evidentiary issues and admissibility challenges. This practical resource begins with an overview of admissibility standards for scientific evidence and expert testimony and considerations for selecting and working with experts. It covers the legal principles relevant to demonstrative exhibits used by expert witnesses in connection with scientific evidence. Drawing upon extensive case references and current research articles, the book includes such topics and disciplines as fingerprint evidence, firearm and toolmark evidence, forensic document examination, fire scene and explosives investigation, trace evidence, vehicle investigations, digital forensics, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, forensic biology and DNA analysis, controlled substances analysis, and forensic psychiatry and psychology.

Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation

Author: Andrew W. Stumpff
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599418575
Size: 33.77 MB
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This novel casebook offers an accessible introduction to modern employee benefits and executive compensation law, with primary emphasis on clarity and comprehensibility in presenting these technically challenging subjects. It is the first casebook to cover both employee benefits and executive compensation, two closely related fields that are frequently simultaneously practiced by American lawyers. The text is organized to permit an intuitively ordered progression through the basic tax and regulatory tenets that underlie both employee benefits and executive compensation law, with pauses to explain fundamental nonlegal concepts often unfamiliar to students -- including present value and actuarial analysis, design principles of retirement and insurance plans, and related economic ideas such as adverse selection and moral hazard. Substantial material is also devoted to the prominent public policy questions that currently surround the provision and regulation of employee retirement and health benefits in the United States, including significant discussion of the health reform legislation of 2010 as well as controversy over levels of executive compensation. The book is suitable for use either for a single overall survey class covering both employee benefits and executive compensation law, or for a class that focuses on either topic separately.

Business And Financial Literacy For Law Students

Author: Dwight Drake
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ISBN: 9781628102444
Size: 54.18 MB
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This book introduces students to a broad range of essential business and financial concepts. The objective is provide core knowledge that helps lawyers understand business challenges and work with business owners and executives. The discussions are concise, understandable, and suitable for all students, including business neophytes. They are designed to not overcomplicate the subject matter. Key topics include: Core business concepts - income and EBITDA measures, performance ratios, opportunity costs, economies of scale, leverage and debt, gross multipliers, fixed and variable expenses, capitalization rates; Time value of money basics - present and future values, amortization schedules, discount rates, internal rates of return; Business valuation techniques; How and why to identify important business differences; The role and elements of a business plan; Understanding financial statements, their limitations, and related audit and regulatory challenges; Historical perspectives on globalization, business regulation, and monetary policy; Basic microeconomics principles; Fundamentals of corporations, partnerships (four types), and limited liability companies; Business entity tax basics; Choice-of-entity factors; Capital markets, going public realities, and private funding sources; Securities law basics; The role and limitations of antitrust; Fundamental shareholder rights; Control struggles in public corporations; Owner issues in closely held enterprises; Select executive and employee challenges; Intellectual property basics; Common business-related ethical challenges. The discussions are supported by numerous student problems, the answers to which are provided in a separate teacher's manual.

Business Organizations Law And Policy

Author: Jeffrey Bauman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634605946
Size: 32.64 MB
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The Ninth Edition continues the basic approach of its predecessors: using problems as a vehicle for discussing cases and textual material to develop an understanding of the law of business enterprises and the policy issues that influence its evolution. The new edition adds significant new material on agency, partnerships and LLCs to enable its use in a course in Business Associations. It is divided into four parts: Part I introduces the different types of entity and their essential features, including legal personality and limited liability; Part II is devoted to closely-held entities; Part III deals with accounting, finance, and formation of enterprises; and Part IV focuses on the publicly held corporation.

Running Lean

Author: Ash Maurya
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449305172
Size: 69.48 MB
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Offers a systematic approach to product/market fit, discussing customer involvment, optimal time to obtain funding, and when to change the plan.

Professional Responsibility

Author: John Villa
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634604758
Size: 46.77 MB
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This unique professional responsibility textbook is focused upon the practical and ethical challenges of representing modern business organizations. All topics are organized around problems that require the exercise of sophisticated professional judgment. While the text covers the ethical standards addressed in typical professional responsibility courses, it also gives particular attention to the increasingly important interaction of ethical rules and other sources of law that define the lawyerâe(tm)s duties in representing business organizations in an increasingly complex world. In addition, the book serves as the first major casebook that can be used for a course on in-house legal practice, which one of the authors has taught for fifteen years. Chapters that can be used in such a course include those that cover communicating outside the company, dealing with employees and auditors, shareholder derivative demands, whistleblowers, multinational regulation, employment rights of inside counsel, overseeing the defense of criminal investigations, selection of outside counsel, and other topics. A detailed Teacher's Manual provides guidance on how to organize and teach the material in a two- or three-credit course, as well as instruction on how to use a hands-on exercise organized as a moot board meeting as the basis for the final exam. The book is co-authored by a nationally recognized litigator who is experienced in legal ethics and a leading scholar in the field.

Government Contract Law In The Twenty First Century

Author: Charles Tiefer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594608049
Size: 75.45 MB
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This new book revises, and adds new foci, to the authors' predecessor casebook Government Contract Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2004). It retains the core chapters for a syllabus on the basics of government contracting law. The authors update the core chapters with short, student-friendly, tightly-edited cases. Many cases date from the 2000s, with most of the rest from the 1990s. These present current understandings of issues and doctrines in this rapidly evolving field.As new foci, the authors have greatly expanded the number of specialized chapters treating increasingly important topics. New chapters cover such fast-changing specialties as commercial and IDIQ contracting, intellectual property, health care, construction, government and contractor workforce, false claims and defective pricing, and government takings. Also, the book treats new procedures including protests of task order awards and claims for government breaches of contract.Dozens of fresh notes by the authors cover recent developments such as government acquisition of property rights in software, and contracting in the Afghan and Iraq wars. Tiefer and Shook bring academic and practitioner experience and expertise to their treatment of government contract law.