Students who have previously taken Law 215, Business Associations, or who plan to take Business Associations for 4 units may not take this course. The course begins with an introduction to the law of enterprise organization. It then discusses three basic business structures: agency, partnership, and corporation. This overview is followed by consideration of creditor rights. Focus then shifts to understanding a series of complex restraints on public corporations, including shareholder voting, fiduciary obligations, shareholder litigation, control transactions, and mergers & acquisitions. The course concludes with an introduction to disclosure and insider trading laws.
Final Assessment: Exam