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Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals 4e / Edition 4

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals 4e / Edition 4

by Deborah E. Bouchoux
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Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Third Edition, offers a concise treatment of all of the forms of business organizations in the United States. The author provides thorough, succinct treatment of all pertinent topics, making this book the ideal choice for instructors who teach a shorter course and need a text that covers critical topics with a more straightforward approach.

Attentive to the fundamentals paralegal students need to know, this concise paperback provides:

• a basic and thorough understanding of all the various types of business organizations in a direct and concise format
• a discussion of each form of business organization, including the nature of the entity, advantages and disadvantages, formation of the entity, operation and management, transferability of ownership, dissolution, and tax consequences
• more in-depth treatment of Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies than other texts
useful exhibits and charts that highlight important topics and sample forms that are integrated with the textual discussion throughout the book
Internet resources in each chapter that direct readers to Internet sites that may provide additional information, forms, or agreements
Key Terms defined in the margins for easy reference, practice tips in each chapter that provide pragmatic information for paralegals, lists of relevant websites and of tasks commonly performed by paralegals, and a complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology
Case Illustrations — brief summaries of cases that illustrate one of the concepts or topics addressed in the chapter
Discussion Questions in each chapter that stimulate class discussion and ensure that students understand the material
a complete ancillary package, including an instructor’s manual with a test bank and PowerPoint slides. The Instructor’s Manual will also provide additional forms, such as tax forms, not included in the text.

New to Third Edition:

• each chapter includes all new discussion questions, Internet questions, and Case Illustrations
• Chapter 6 discusses Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act
• Chapter 10 discusses new trends in corporate governance, such as the move toward electing boards of directors by majority rather than plurality vote, the move toward eliminating staggered or classified boards of directors, new SEC rules and regulations, and the availability of proxy materials on the Internet
• coverage of the 2008 financial crisis

Clear and to the point, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals is an excellent, concise treatment of the basics of business organizations, providing students with a thorough understanding of essential topics.

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law & Business at 800.529.7545 or

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901454808694
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 09/05/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Ch. 1. Introduction to Business Organizations and Agency Law

Ch. 2. Sole Proprietorships

Ch. 3. General Partnerships

Ch. 4. Limited Partnerships

Ch. 5 Limited Liability Partnerships

Ch. 6. Limited Liability Companies

Ch. 7. Introduction to Corporations

Ch. 8. Formation of Corporations

Ch. 9. Corporate Financial Structure

Ch. 10. Corporate Management

Ch. 11. Corporate Dividends

Ch. 12. Changes in the Corporate Structure and Corporate Combinations

Ch. 13. Qualification of Foreign Corporations

Ch. 14. Termination of Corporate Existence

Ch. 15. Corporate Variations

Appendix A. Secretaries of State and State Corporations Statutes

Appendix B. General Partnership Act

Appendix C. Corporate Bylaws

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