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- Business tax stories: An In Depth Look at the Ten Leading Corporate and Partnership Tax Cases and Code SectionsBy Steven A. Bank; Kirk J. Stark. Published by Thomson West. 2005. 1st ed.
"This book does not deal solely with judicial opinions. In the field of business taxation, many of the most significant developments are not cases, and certainly not Supreme Court cases, but rather legislative and administrative changes and transactional innovations. Business Tax Stories includes chapters on several landmark cases; however, it also surveys many of the critical developments in the history of U.S. corporate and partnership taxation. Taken as a whole, this title is organized to serve as a history of business taxation over the last century." - from the publisher
- By Jeffrey Haas. Published by Thomson West. 1st edition.
"This Hornbook is an indispensable resource for both legal practitioners focusing on business and finance as well as students taking classes in business associations, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. The book expertly lays out the fundamentals of corporate finance from a legal and business perspective in a manageable, user-friendly manner. The author highlights how accounting, finance and corporate law intersect and operate synergistically. The book provides an in-depth analysis of how the law affects both equity securities (common stock and preferred stock) and debt securities (bonds, debentures and notes), as well as a company’s capital structure generally." - from the publisher
- By Jeffrey Haas. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.
"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." - from the publisher
- By Douglas Kahn. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 6th edition.
"This book is a useful companion to law students taking a course in this area. It can also serve as a course book that will provide an introduction to the subject as a prelude to applying the principles to a set of problems. This complex topic has been made comprehensible to readers who are not yet conversant with the area and is a valuable supplement to a casebook or set of problems. The book discusses the crucial issues of corporate taxation and provides numerous examples illustrating how the various provisions operate." - from the publisher
- By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Thomson West. 2009. 2nd.
"Corporations classes present students with two related problems: First, many students have trouble understanding the cases studied because they do not understand the transactions giving rise to those cases. Second, Corporations classes at many law schools are taught from a law and economics perspective, which many students find unfamiliar and/or daunting. Yet, with few exceptions, corporate law treatises and other study aids have essentially ignored the law and economics revolution.
This book is intended to remedy these difficulties. The pedagogy is up-to - date, with a strong emphasis on the doctrinal issues taught in today’s Corporations classes and, equally important, a mainstream economic analysis of the major issues in the course. As such, the text is coherent and cohesive: It provides students not only with an overview of the course, but also (and more importantly) with a unifying method of thinking about the course. Using a few basic tools of law and economics-price theory, game theory, and the theory of the firm literature-students will come to see corporate law as the proverbial 'seamless web.'" - From Amazon.com
- By Franklin Gevurtz. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 2nd edition.
According to the publisher, this hornbook "clarifies rather than simply recites corporations law, while paying attention to correcting common misconceptions held among students about the subject." This title covers topics such as financial structure, mergers, duties of directors, and securities fraud.
- By Howard Abrams. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 7th Ed.
"The seventh edition of this popular student supplement retains the cradle-to-grave ordering of prior editions and is updated to reflect recent changes in the law. It features an expanded discussion of S corporations and consolidated groups, use of disregarded entities, liberalization of shareholder debt rules, and basis recovery in redemptions and reorganizations. Full of examples with explanations of both how and why the system works as it does, this book can be used alongside any standard casebook. It may also be used as a primary text for those who emphasize the problem method and have developed their own problem set." - from the publisher
- By Karen C. Burke. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 7th ed.
"This edition has been completely revised to reflect developments in the Code, regulations, and case law through October 2013. The text focuses on the corporation as a taxable entity and tracks the corporate life cycle from incorporation through complete liquidation. It includes discussion on nonliquidating distributions, redemptions, and stock dividends. It also addresses advanced problems in corporate taxation, such as taxable acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations and corporate divisions, and carryover of corporate tax attributes." - from the publisher
- By Anthony Mancuso. Published by Nolo Press. 2017. 10th ed.
Nolo’s Form Your Own Limited Liability Company provides readers with the instructions and forms necessary to create an LLC. This guide provides forms and assistance in preparing and filing articles of organization, deciding on a management structure, and creating an operating agreement.
- By Stephen Bainbridge. Published by Thomson West. 2012. 3rd Ed.
"This text provides a concise statement of the the state corporate and federal securities laws governing mergers and acquisitions law designed for law students taking an advanced business law course such as mergers and acquisitions or corporate finance, lawyers practicing in corporate takeovers, and judges faced with cases arising out of such transactions. This thoroughly updated third edition features a considerably expanded treatment of practical aspects, such as drafting merger agreements, preparing disclosure documents, and dealing with takeover defenses." - from the publisher
- By Fred S. Steingold. Published by Nolo Press. 2018. 10th ed.
Nolo’s Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business contains more than 60 commonly used forms for running a small business, along with plain-English instructions for using them. This guide will help business owners with many tasks including creating contracts to buy, sell, rent, or store goods; hiring employees and consultants; and preparing an LLC operating agreement.
- By Douglas Kahn; Jeffrey Kahn; Terrence Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2010. 1st edition.
"This book begins by examining the tax treatment of a withdrawal of property from an existing corporation, rather than tracing the chronological life of a newly incorporated entity. The intent is to emphasize such topics as dividends, earnings and profits, and stock redemptions, which are the fundamental building blocks on which the more complex provisions of corporate taxation rest. The authors explain the technical operation of various Internal Revenue Code provisions and provide numerous examples illustrating how the provisions are applied and they must be read in concert with each other." - from the publisher
- By Michael Krauss. Published by Thomson West. 2014. 2nd ed.
"Products liability is the object of late-night talk show jokes and politician's stump speeches. Yet, like many subjects discussed by politicians and TV stars, products liability is more subtle and multi-layered than it’s made to appear.
Krauss’ Principles of Products Liability, 2d is designed to ‘‘unpack’’ these subtleties and to allow the reader to understand current American products liability doctrine, and to intelligently participate in debates about proposed reforms. The book is chock full of summaries of theoretical positions, as well as advice for practitioners. It incorporates all the recent case law, through the 2013 term of the United States Supreme Court.
By the time the reader has finished this book, she or he will understand a lot about automobiles, pharmaceuticals and workplace technology! Indeed, the practical knowledge imparted by an understanding of products liability is a powerful fringe benefit of practicing this area of the law." - from the publisher
- By Douglas A. Kahn; Jeffrey H. Kahn; Terrence G. Perris. Published by Thomson West. 2008. 1st ed.
"This book covers the following topics: the qualification requirements for a subchapter S election, the allocation of tax items among the shareholders, the effect of those allocations on a shareholder’s basis in stock and debt, the limitations on the deduction of pass-through items, the treatment of corporate distributions, the voluntary and involuntary termination of subchapter S status, the treatment of the year in which a subchapter S election is terminated, the limited availability of certain subchapter S provisions after a subchapter S election is terminated, and the taxation of an S corporation’s passive investment income and built-in gains." - from the publisher
- By Robert W. Hamilton. Published by Thomson West. 2011. 6th edition.
This nutshell explores the unique characteristics of a corporation such as corporate autonomy and transferability. The book hopes to make readers familiar with the structure of and language used when discussing corporations.
- By Ellen S. Podger; Peter J. Henning; Jerold H. Israel; Nancy J. King. Published by Thomson West. 2013. 1st ed.
"Authored by leading academics who bring strong scholarly and practice perspectives to the subject, White Collar Crime is the first one-volume, in-depth analysis of substantive and procedural aspects of white collar crime. Offenses analyzed include conspiracy, fraud, corruption, RICO, false statements, perjury, tax, currency reporting, bankruptcy, environmental, and computer crimes. Procedural issues are addressed in detail, including the grand jury process, agency investigations, parallel proceedings, self-incrimination (testimony and documents), searches, and privileges. In addition to statutes and caselaw, the book covers strategy and DOJ internal guidelines and also includes sentencing of both individuals and corporations in white-collar cases. This book is an indispensable guide for students and practitioners alike." - from the publisher