Business Organizations for Paralegals : 9780135103647

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Reed & Cheeseman
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135103647
ISBN 10
 
0135103649
Published
 
02/03/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
528
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$248.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Business Organizations.

 

This text combines the ethical, practical and professional topics relating to Business Organizations with the most contemporary cases and substantive material. Taking a hands-on approach, it offers comprehensive coverage and uses practice tips, critical thinking exercises, landmark case law, case scenarios, and portfolio builders to reinforce concepts. At the beginning of the text, each student is asked to create their own mock business that can be used to complete chapter assignments and exercises. Throughout the text, articles written by practicing paralegals are included to assist students as they transition from student to practicing paralegal.

Table of contents

PART I: TYPES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

1.      Agency

2.      Entrepreneurship, Sole Proprietorships

3.      General Partnerships

4.      Limited Partnerships & Limited Liability Partnerships

5.      Limited Liability Companies

6.      Corporate Governance

7.      Other Forms and Variations of Business Organizations

8.      Formation and Operation of Domestic and Multinational Corporations

9.      Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

10.  Investor Protection and Online Securities Transactions

11.  Employment & Government Regulation

12.  International Law

 

APPENDIX A–Forms

APPENDIX B–Uniform Partnership Act

APPENDIX C–Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Excerpts)

APPENDIX D–Limited Liability Corporation Act

APPENDIX E–Non-Profit Corporation Act

APPENDIX F–Close Corporation Act

APPENDIX G–Franchises

 

GLOSSARY

CASE INDEX

 

SUBJECT INDEX

Features & benefits

For courses in Business Organizations.

 

This text combines the ethical, practical and professional topics relating to Business Organizations with the most contemporary cases and substantive material. Taking a hands-on approach, it offers comprehensive coverage and uses practice tips, critical thinking exercises, landmark case law, case scenarios, and portfolio builders to reinforce concepts. At the beginning of the text, each student is asked to create their own mock business that can be used to complete chapter assignments and exercises. Throughout the text, articles written by practicing paralegals are included to assist students as they transition from student to practicing paralegal.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Addresses up-to-the-minute legal issues in Business Organizations such as:

  • Cybersecurities
  • Employee Incentives
  • Shareholder Proposals
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Creative Accounting in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation 

Includes a Mock Business Project–thatasks students to create their own business to use as the basis for chapter projects and end-of-chapter assignments.

  • Helps students learn about business creation and operation in a hands-on way.
  • Provides an intriguing reference point for chapter assignments and exercises. 

Uses The Paralegal Perspective articlesto reinforce a theme of professionalism and mentorship.

  • Provides a mentoring component by using articles written by practicing paralegals to help students understand the responsibilities within a Business Organizations career. 

Incorporates The Ethical Paralegal featureintroducing students to the most current ethics cases involving paralegals.

  • Shows how and why to consider ethics when working in each area of the law–including Business Organizations. 

Provides Paralegal Portfolio Exercises–that ask students to create a variety of legal documents for use in their portfolio.

  • Builds tangible work examples that can be used later during the job search and interview process. 

Includes end-of-chapter materials that reinforce skills:

  • Case Scenario Revisited asks questions about possible outcomes related to the chapter opening case
  • Internet Exercises and Case Questions reinforce the book’s focus on technology
  • Critical Thinking Cases apply legal theory and foster analytical skills
  • Business Ethics Cases demonstrate ethical values and moral principles relating to Business Organizations