Corporate Finance in a Nutshell

Author: Jeffrey Haas

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314289636

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Page: 682

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This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in "plain-English," you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.

California Legal Ethics

Author: Richard Wydick,Rex Perschbacher,Debra Bassett

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634592222

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Page: 500

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The new Ninth Edition of California Legal Ethics reflects extensive updating to integrate new cases and current issues, while keeping its practical, problem-centered focus. The new edition contains more than a dozen new Discussion Problems and nearly a dozen new cases, and integrates readings on current issues. The chapter addressing bias has been extensively reworked to include both recent cases and readings that address the concept of unconscious bias. Approachable, concise, and up-to-date, this practical new edition ensures that students understand the potential ethical pitfalls encountered in the practice of law.

Education Law, Policy, and Practice

Cases and Materials

Author: Michael J. Kaufman,Sherelyn R. Kaufman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454883324

Category: Law

Page: 1128

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Challenging students to question the political and philosophical assumptions underlying the law, Education Law, Policy, and Practice promotes a depth of understanding about the key cases and statutes. The authors integrate the law with policy and practice, following related political, financial, and practical issues. The law is presented through a teachable mix of key cases and materials on the practice and political aspects of school law, and an effective macro organization helps place topics into an integrated framework. Each of the major issues in education law is discussed at length: the boundaries of public and private, church and state, relations; school governance and the tensions between federal power and local control; the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers; and the educational environment and its liabilities. “Practicums” in each section allow students to apply the law to realistic situations. Features: New cases: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District; Fisher v. the University of Texas. A complete description and analysis of the brand new Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. A series of key questions and answers that follow each major section, and are designed to provide formative and summative assessments of student learning outcomes.

Entrepreneurship Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Stephen F. Reed,Esther S. Barron

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454819022

Category: Law

Page: 1161

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Modern cases highlight the legal principles involving parties and situations that are entrepreneurial in nature in this one-of-a kind text. Students are presented with solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law and come to understand their interrelatedness. A chronological approach, from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as the sale of the venture or an initial public offering. Hypotheticals based on the authors' vast experience as practicing attorneys focus on the very real issues entrepreneurs face. The authors teach at Northwestern Law, well-known for its entrepreneurship course, which is one of the longest-running in the U.S. Entrepreneurship Law: Cases and Materials is the only law school casebook of its kind. Features: modern cases highlight legal principles solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law, emphasizing their interrelatedness chronological approach from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as sale of venture or initial public offering hypotheticals highlight actual issues entrepreneurs face informed by authors’ vast experience as practicing attorneys authors teach at Northwestern Law well-known entrepreneurship course one of the longest-running in the U.S. only law school casebook of its kind

Business Basics for Law Students

Essential Concepts and Applications

Author: Robert W. Hamilton,Richard A. Booth

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735557444

Category: Law

Page: 543

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To supply the background law students need to succeed in business-related courses -- such as accounting, economics, real estate, tax, business organizations, and finance -- try the text known for its effectiveness, edition after edition. BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS, Fourth Edition, explains the mechanics, concepts, and legal context of business topics in exceptionally clear and accessible language. The book demystifies business principles through: the combined skills of distinguished authors who draw on their teaching and writing experience to build student confidence straightforward explanations of daunting topics (accounting, financial statements, taxes, mortgages, etc.) tailored to students without a business background generous use of examples to convey ideas and applications a helpful list of new terms in the appendix, conveniently keyed to the pages where they are used and explained frequent use of visual aids, such as tax forms, financial quotes as they appear in the newspaper, tables, and graphs an accessible design featuring lists of topics keyed to headings at the beginning of each chapter, key terms and concepts bolded for easy identification, and frequent use of lists to clearly enumerate points and examples Thoroughly updated to respond to recent developments, the Fourth Edition features: new material on recent scandals and reforms in the chapters on accounting, forms of organization, trading, and mutual funds the latest information on executive compensation extensive revisions to the chapters on tax and retirement planning, in light of recent and proposed reforms, especially in connection with Social Security an expanded chapter on insurance that now includes health insurance, auto insurance, and more new material on spinoffs and other divisive reorganization in the chapter on mergers, as well as discussion of taxable and tax-free transactions new coverage of securities regulation, antitrust, intellectual property law, and international business transactions integrated throughout the text

Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization

Author: William T. Allen,Reinier Kraakman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876506

Category: Law

Page: 752

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The extraordinary authorship of William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman provides a unique real-world perspective to Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization. Logical and flexible organization allows for chapters to be taught in any order to accommodate alternative teaching approaches. Rich commentary in the form of explanatory notes facilitates teaching and understanding. Careful case selection and editing presents both classic and important recent cases. An economic-analysis perspective is made accessible through clear and consistent explanatory text. Examples, hypotheticals, and diagrams illustrate conceptual and theoretical models. The text can easily be used in a Business Organization course with a focus on corporate law. Features: New chapter on basic finance and valuation concepts that updates materials from earlier editions Extensively revised chapter on the corporate voting system which addresses the success of several governance reforms Updated discussion of the duty of loyalty including Delaware benefit corporations and the demise of Emerald Partners II Up-to-date and authoritative commentary on the Delaware case law A presentation centered on the principal-agent problem, which gives students a functional framework for understanding both statutory law and judicial decisions

Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers

Author: Lawrence A. Cunningham

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314280459

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 497

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This book, now in its sixth edition and adopted at 80 schools in its 15-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by a leading scholar of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, Index and Teacher's Manual. It can be used as the primary book for a one-, two- or three-credit accounting course or to supplement business associations, corporations or corporate finance courses.

Corporate Finance

Author: Robert J. Rhee

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454877626

Category: Law

Page: 1056

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Corporate Finance provides coverage in a more concrete and problem-based approach than other books on the market. Robert J. Rhee distinguishes this casebook from other fine books in the field in a number of important ways. This book is interdisciplinary in nature, providing essential coverage of the basic concepts of accounting and finance needed for a business lawyer to understand the economics of the transaction. Additionally, the text facilitates ease of learning and teaching, avoiding excerpting technically dense academic writings in finance and economics, which can intimidate students and teachers. It further provides a basic understanding of financial instruments to prepare students for corporate practice, including many examples of actual financial contract terms and other transactional documents taken from various sources. Features: In depth coverage of accounting, finance, valuation, and capital markets in an accessible manner Inclusion of transactional documents and focus on financial contracts Generous use of graphics, tables, and charts to organize and convey complex information Accessibility of materials Business school-style case studies at the end of some chapters

Legal Writing and Legal Skills for Foreign Ll.m. Students

Author: Karen Lundquist

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781683287667

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Page: 413

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This book presents interactive classroom materials that simulate the practice of law in the United States and improve the language and legal skills that students need to succeed in their LL.M. programs and in their professional careers. Each of the twelve units in the Main Assignment File book includes a client matter that the students complete during their legal writing class and is accompanied by edited and annotated cases and legal authority (available online) and the ESL Workbook, which includes language and legal English exercises aimed at advanced speakers of English as a second language. ESL Workbook sold separately.

Education and the Law

Author: Stuart Biegel,Kevin Welner,Robert Kim

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628101089

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Page: 1116

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Containing over 20% new content and two additional chapters, this updated casebook addresses legal and public policy issues and controversies affecting K-12 as well as higher education. In addition to fundamental caselaw, the book includes fifty-nine original hypotheticals, extensive material on technology-related issues, recent developments in First Amendment law, "guidance" from the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, and a strong focus on equal access to quality education. Topical coverage includes campus safety and the criminal justice system, the rights of educators, bilingual education, disability rights law, race-conscious remedies, religion in the schools, LGBT-related controversies, gender equity, and expanded coverage of privacy law issues, the school-to-prison pipeline, cyber-bullying, the impact of "Race to the Top" and ESEA flexibility, the ongoing battle over K-12 teacher tenure rights, and the implications of the burgeoning charter school movement.

The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

Author: Geoffrey P. Miller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454887133

Category: Law

Page: 840

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The second edition of The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance follows the first edition, as the first casebook focused on the law of governance, risk management, and compliance. Author Geoffrey P. Miller, a highly respected professor of corporate and financial law, brings real world experience to the book as a member of the board of directors and audit and risk committees of a significant banking institution. The book addresses issues of fundamental importance for any regulated organization (the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and its regulators is only one of many examples). This book can be a cornerstone for courses on compliance, corporate governance, or on the role of attorneys in managing risk in organizational clients.

Business Organizations

Author: Theresa A. Gabaldon,Christopher L. Sagers

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454876484

Category: Law

Page: 1120

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Business Organizations is a pedagogically rich book recaptures student engagement in the course without sacrificing basic rigor. Transaction-oriented problems put the student in the practice role of advising a variety of businesses. Clear expository text provides context for cases. Features include: flowcharts, connections boxes, self-testing exercises, a series of interspersed exercises on ethics for business lawyers, a glossary of terms, and sidebars on numerical concepts and skills. Short, self-contained chapters facilitate the ability to teach them in almost any order. An online supplement includes a business concepts for lawyers module to be assigned as an instructor desires, as well as offers a variety of sample documents to show students the actual materials that lawyers work with every day. Key Features: Short, self-contained chapters make the book highly modular and enable professors to easily tailor the book to their syllabus. Detailed, problem-focused treatment of unincorporated entity issues and special transactional problems in counseling small businesses A free online supplement offers a module on business concepts for lawyers, and provides samples of documents that lawyers typically encounter.

Accounting for Lawyers, Concise

Author: Matthew Barrett,David Herwitz

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599416724

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Page: 930

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The concise version of the most widely adopted text in the field continues to respond to a demand for a briefer, less detailed casebook that introduces novices to how accounting issues frequently arise in the practice of law. Designed specifically for one- and two-credit hour courses for law students with no accounting background, the text of the Concise Fifth Edition is more than forty percent shorter than the Fifth Edition, so students will find this text less expensive and easier to master. The Concise Fifth Edition offers a broad overview of the field, which its earliest predecessor, the first casebook on accounting law for students, pioneered almost 70 years ago. The first section of each chapter, entitled "Importance to Lawyers," explains how accounting concepts and financial statements affect legal issues. Like the Fifth edition, the Concise Fifth Edition uses a "learn by doing" approach, including: Illustrative financial statements from Starbucks Corporation Multiple problems using the financial statements from Amazon.com, Inc., Google Inc., and United Parcel Service, Inc. To assist instructors, a companion site supplements the text with an electronic version of the teacher's manual, PowerPoint slides, chapter outlines, and sample exams.

Torts and Compensation, Personal Accountability and Social Responsibility, Concise

Author: Dan Dobbs,Ellen Bublick

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608183

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Page: 763

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This version is newly streamlined for professors who teach a four-unit course or who want to cover fewer pages per day yet retain complete coverage. This edition tracks the standard edition but pares chapters down to their essentials. It cuts an additional 300 pages of cases and notes, and occasionally trims cases to a shorter format. This edition also omits chapters concerning economic and dignitary torts, and some material concerning alternatives to tort law. The result is a substantially shorter casebook that nevertheless provides the coverage most teachers want.

The Law of Health Care Organization and Finance

Author: Barry R. Furrow,Thomas L. Greaney,Sandra H. Johnson,Timothy S. Jost,Robert L. Schwartz

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9780314279910

Category: Law

Page: 946

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This book is designed for a specialized health law course focusing on the organization and finance of health care. It is also well-suited for health law courses in health administration or management programs. The 7th Edition focuses heavily on the many changes that the Affordable Care Act is bringing about in the regulation of health care and health insurance. The book begins with an introduction to fundamental concepts affecting health law and policy, and then explores conventional and emerging methods of quality control regulation applicable to health care professionals and health care institutions. The next section of the book examines in depth the policy and legal issues presented by varying approaches to providing access to health care and controlling its cost. This section explores in depth the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are expanding access to health care, and analyzes the challenges to that law, including the National Federation of Independent Business Supreme Court decision. This section also considers legal issues presented by private health insurance, managed care, Medicare, and Medicaid, as well as obligations to provide medical services under state and federal law. The final section of the book explores legal issues that affect health care institutions and the relationships between professionals and institutions, including medical staff privileging, physician-hospital contracting, accountable care organizations, employment and labor law, tax exempt organization law, fraud and abuse issues, and antitrust law. The 7th edition has been completely updated, covering recent developments involving consumer-driven health care, ERISA, antitrust enforcement, labor law, and tax-exempt organization law, in addition to the Aff

Financial Regulation

Law and Policy

Author: MICHAEL. JACKSON BARR (HOWELL. TAHYAR, MARGARET.),Howell Jackson,Margaret Tahyar

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781640202498

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Page: 1412

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Financial Regulation: Law and Policy (2d Edition) introduces the field of financial regulation in a new and accessible way. Even though a decade has passed since the most systemic financial crisis in the last 70 years and eight years have elapsed since a major shift in regulatory design, the world is still grappling with the aftermath. In addition, technology innovations, including Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, market forces and a changing political environment all have combined to reframe and reorient public debate over financial regulation. The book has kept up to date with all of these changes. The book analyzes and compares the market and regulatory architecture of the entire U.S. financial sector as it exists today, from banks, insurance companies, and broker-dealers, to asset managers, complex financial conglomerates, and government-sponsored enterprises. The book explores a range of financial activities, from consumer finance and investment to payment systems, securitization, short-term wholesale funding, money markets, and derivatives. The book examines a range of regulatory techniques, including supervision, enforcement, and rule-writing, as well as crisis-fighting tools such as resolution and the lender of last resort. Throughout the book, the authors note the cross-border implications of U.S. rules, and compare, where appropriate, the U.S. financial regulatory framework and policy choices to those in other places around the globe, especially the European Union.

Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

Author: Charles Meyer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634608510

Category:

Page: 561

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This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.