Smith and Roberson's Business Law / Edition 16

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The most complete, credible, and authentic business law text available, the Sixteenth Edition of SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW by Richard A. Mann and Barry S. Roberts continues a long tradition of accuracy, thoroughness, and consistent coverage of the latest issues and emerging trends. This updated classic delivers a comprehensive, detailed presentation of business law that covers all topics included in the business law section of the certified public accountant (CPA) exam. In addition, this text covers the legal responsibilities and liabilities of accountants section and the corporate governance portion of business environment and concepts section of the CPA Exam. The cases—located at the end of each chapter—offer an excellent mix of landmark and current decisions and are edited to preserve a large portion of the language of the court. Proven, comprehensive, and completely up-to-date, this trusted and thorough text will challenge and engage your students—and ensure they leave your class with a solid understanding of modern business law.

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This textbook begins with an overview of the legal environment in which business operates, followed by treatments of fundamental concepts, including contracts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, unincorporated business associations, corporations, debtor and creditor relations, regulation, and property. Each chapter contains narrative discussions, cases consisting of selected court decisions, and problems. Appendices feature the U.S. Constitution, the Uniform Partnership Act, the Revised Model Business Corporation Act, a dictionary of legal terms, and selections from the Uniform Commercial Code and the Revised Uniform Partnership Act. The authors teach business law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285428253
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/11/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 1344
  • Sales rank: 183,044
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Mann received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is professor of Business Law emeritus at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. Professor Mann is a member of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar (inactive). Professor Mann has written extensively on a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. He has received the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL'S award both for the best article and for the best comment and has, in addition, served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a coauthor of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS (Eleventh Edition), SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW (Sixteenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

Barry S. Roberts received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh. Professor Roberts is currently professor of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of Who's Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive). He has written numerous articles on such topics as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law, and business associations. Professor Roberts has been a reviewer and staff editor for the AMERICAN BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL. He is a coauthor of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS (Eleventh Edition), SMITH & ROBERSON'S BUSINESS LAW (Sixteenth Edition), and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS. 1. Introduction to Law. 2. Business Ethics and the Social Responsibility of Business. 3. Civil Dispute Resolution. 4. Constitutional Law. 5. Administrative Law. 6. Criminal Law. 7. Intentional Torts. 8. Negligence and Strict Liability. PART II: CONTRACTS. 9. Introduction to Contracts. 10. Mutual Assent. 11. Conduct Invalidating Assent. 12. Consideration. 13. Illegal Bargains. 14. Contractual Capacity. 15. Contracts in Writing. 16. Third Parties to Contracts. 17. Performance, Breach, and Discharge. 18. Contract Remedies. PART III: AGENCY. 19. Relationship of Principal and Agent. 20. Relationship with Third Parties. PART IV: SALES. 21. Introduction to Sales and Leases. 22. Performance. 23. Transfer of Title and Risk of Loss. 24. Products Liability: Warranties and Strict Liability in Tort. 25. Sales Remedies. PART V: NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS. 26. Form and Content. 27. Transfer and Holder in Due Course. 28. Liability of Parties. 29. Bank Deposits, Collections, and Funds Transfers. PART VI: UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS. 30. Formation and Internal Relations of General Partnerships. 31. Operation and Dissolution of General Partnerships. 32. Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies. PART VII: CORPORATIONS. 33. Nature, Formation, and Powers. 34. Financial Structure. 35. Management Structure. 36. Fundamental Changes. PART VIII: DEBTOR AND CREDITOR RELATIONS. 37. Secured Transactions and Suretyship. 38. Bankruptcy. PART IX: REGULATION OF BUSINESS. 39. Protection of Intellectual Property. 40. Antitrust. 41. Consumer Protection. 42. Employment Law. 43. Securities Regulation. 44. Accountants' Legal Liability. 45. Environmental Law. 46. International Business Law. PART X: PROPERTY. 47. Introduction to Property, Property Insurance, Bailments, and Documents of Title. 48. Interests in Real Property. 49. Transfer and Control of Real Property. 50. Trusts and Decedents' Estates.

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