The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law / Edition 4

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Overview

The updated 4th Edition of THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW takes you through the various stages of starting a business—from start-up and growth to an initial public offering—while highlighting the legal preparations and pitfalls that go along with them. Packed with practical strategies for managing legal issues, the text presents the essentials on leaving your job, competing with a former employer, contract law, and bankruptcy, as well as on the most current issues like clean energy, e-commerce, and the effects of the recent recession on entrepreneurship.

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Covering the main legal aspects of starting a business in the United States, Bagley (business administration, Harvard Business School) and Dauchy (managing partner, Cooley Godward LLP) proceed from inception to sale or initial public offering. Each chapter examines legal constraints and opportunities, offering advice on business strategy. Topics include incorporation, ownership structure, board formation, contracts and leases, e-commerce, human resources, operational liabilities and insurance, creditors' rights, venture capital, intellectual property and cyberlaw, and global operation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538466462
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/24/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 840
  • Sales rank: 333,719
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Highly respected author, award-winning teacher, and popular professional presenter, Constance E. Bagley is Professor in the Practice of Law and Management at Yale University and a Senior Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Before joining the Yale faculty, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, a Senior Lecturer in Law and Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a corporate securities partner at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Professor Bagley received Yale's Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2009 and 2013. A past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, she is a recipient of its Senior Faculty Award of Excellence. In addition to multiple published articles, Professor Bagley also authored WINNING LEGALLY: HOW MANAGERS CAN USE THE LAW TO CREATE VALUE, MARSHAL RESOURCES, AND MANAGE RISK (Harvard Business School Press, 2005), coauthored (with Craig E. Dauchy) THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E (Cengage, 2012), and contributed to numerous other books. She received her JD (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School and her AB (Honors and Distinction) from Stanford University. She received an honorary doctorate in economics from Lund University in Sweden.

Craig E. Dauchy is a partner at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP's Palo Alto office, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and head of the Venture Capital practice group firm-wide. With nearly 600 lawyers and additional offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, and San Diego, California; New York City, New York; Reston, Virginia; Washington D.C., and Broomfield, Colorado and Boston, Massachusetts. Cooley Godward Kronish is one of the nation's leading law firms providing counsel to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The firm has represented both issuers and underwriters in nearly 400 public offerings in recent years and consistently ranks among the Top 10 law firms handling venturebacked initial public offerings for companies in the United States. In recent years, the firm has represented companies or underwriters in more than 200 public offerings, including more than 100 IPOs. Mr. Dauchy has represented entrepreneurs, emerging companies, and venture capitalists in diverse industries, including medical devices, software, health care, electronics, and consumer products, for more than 30 years. He is a frequent lecturer on matters relating to securities law and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He also serves on a number of advisory boards and boards of directors. Mr. Dauchy has a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in history from Yale University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

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Table of Contents

1. Taking the Plunge. 2. Leaving Your Employer. 3. Selecting and Working with an Attorney. 4. Deciding Whether to Incorporate. 5. Structuring the Ownership. 6. Forming and Working with the Board. 7. Raising Money & Securities Regulation. 8. Marshaling Human Resources. 9. Contracts and Leases. 10. E-Commerce and Sales of Goods and Services. 11. Operational Liabilities & Insurance. 12. Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy. 13. Venture Capital. 14. Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw. 15. Going Global. 16. Buying and Selling a Business. 17. Going Public.

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