Business Planning

Author: Dwight Drake
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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.

Business And Financial Literacy For Law Students

Author: Dwight Drake
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ISBN: 9781628102444
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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.

Scientific Evidence In Civil And Criminal Cases

Author: Andre Moenssens
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781634607148
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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.

Mergers And Acquisitions

Author: Therese H. Maynard
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454887249
Size: 65.90 MB
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A concise, accessible, practical, and student-friendly presentation of the mergers and acquisitions materials that law students need to know in order to hit the ground running in a transactional setting. Based on the fundamental precept that students taking the course are curious about the subject, but generally have limited familiarity with the business world of mergers and acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions: Cases and Materials, Fourth Edition introduces topics traditionally covered in the study of M&A law in terms that are accessible to the uninitiated law student, demystifying what is often an intimidating and overwhelmingly jargon-laden body of law.

Contemporary Tax Practice

Author: John O. Everett
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808018650
Size: 70.34 MB
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Contemporary Tax Practice: Research, Planning and Strategies will change the way you teach your tax research course, and the way future professionals learn how to perform tax research. This all new text provides a solid foundation of tax research skills by teaching the nuances of conducting tax research in today's environment. The book then provides exposure to frequently encountered tax planning topics and strategies, better preparing users for their future in tax practice.

Business Valuation And Federal Taxes

Author: David Laro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118023188
Size: 29.98 MB
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Praise for Business Valuation and Federal Taxes Procedure, Law, and Perspective Second Edition "The Honorable David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt present a comprehensive primer on federal tax valuation controversies that will benefit both tax practitioners (attorneys and CPAs) and valuation practitioners. . . . It serves as a valued reference source and an introductory text for legal and valuation training." —Roger J. Grabowski, Duff & Phelps Corp. from the Foreword "[I]t is refreshing to see these two close observers of valuation issues collaborate on this intriguing volume. What the reader gets is something like a mural—depicting the life of a business appraisal from conception to preparation to the occasional ultimate use by a trier of fact." —Ronald D. Aucutt, Esq.McGuireWoods LLP, from the Foreword "This offering from Judge David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt fills in some persistent gaps in the business valuation literature, as well as a surprisingly fresh treatment of perennial themes." —John A. Bogdanski, Professor of LawLewis & Clark Law School, from the Foreword Straightforward guidance and perspective on business valuation from two of the nation's top authorities Written by Senior Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt, both leading experts on the subject, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of business valuation procedures. The new edition offers: Insightful perspectives of personal versus enterprise goodwill New materials on transfer pricing and customs valuations and how recent markets have affected both the income and market approaches Timely coverage of FAS 157 and its many changes to penalties and sanctions affecting both taxpayers and appraisers Exploration of new court cases Presenting knowledge and guidance to those who perform valuations as well as those who are affected by them, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition is the essential guide to federal taxes and valuation, and specifically valuations relating to business interests.

Health Law

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Publisher: West Academic
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For more than two decades, Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems has defined the field of health law, providing a balanced overview of law as it affects patients, professionals, institutions, and entities that deliver and finance U.S. health care. Health Law comprehensively treats topics concerns such as the oversight of quality (including the latest developments in patient safety), cost control (including consumer-directed health care), guarantees of adequate access to services, exempt-organization tax issues, transactions and relationships among health care professionals and providers, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and malpractice litigation. Written without a policy bias to fairly reflect all viewpoints, the book considers legal and ethical issues involving death, human reproduction, medical treatment decision making, and medical research. It also explores the government's efforts to control costs and expand access through Medicare and Medicaid and examines government attempts to police anticompetitive activities, fraud, and abuse. Using carefully edited primary materials and effective classroom-tested problems, the book exposes students to the core issues in health law.

Historic Preservation Law

Author: Sara C. Bronin
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609301064
Size: 60.31 MB
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The casebook is the first comprehensive set of teaching materials for this fascinating and increasingly important area of law. The historic preservation law field encompasses many topics, from urban revitalization to Native American cultural sites, which are interesting to students and vital to contemporary practice. The casebook contains carefully selected and edited cases, statutory and regulatory provisions, scholarly analysis from diverse fields, and original explanatory text. The authors included illuminating photos and drawings throughout the casebook. HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW gracefully supports teaching a specialized law school course or an introductory law course in a planning, historic preservation, or architecture school.

Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation

Author: Andrew W. Stumpff
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781599418575
Size: 19.44 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.

The Law Of Business Organizations Cases Materials And Problems

Author: Jonathan Macey
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634608138
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This title covers the law of business associations for introductory courses, including agency, general partnerships, closely held corporations, publicly held corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies. The material on the unincorporated business forms has been revised, updated, and expanded to reflect the centrality of these forms of business organization in modern law practice and the economy generally. Among other state and model statutes, the Uniform LLC Act (2013), the Uniform Partnership Act (2013), the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (2013), the Third Restatement of Agency (2006), and the Model Business Corporation Act (2016) are discussed and cited.