Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861409
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Law

Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher:
ISBN: 1611636787
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Genre: Business enterprises

What makes Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals incredibly different than the other books in this field is that it covers a large variety of subjects important to corporate law, as well as the basics of corporate law, while doing so in a manageable number of pages and at an affordable price. The additional aspects covered in this book, which are of great importance to the practice of corporate law, include employment law, intellectual property law, contracts, investing, the business entity as a litigant, and corporate ethics. This book could be used to teach those subjects, especially intellectual property, in addition to corporate law, thus reducing the necessity of students buying two books for two separate classes. Even if these subjects are not covered in additional classes, it is extremely important with the current economy to introduce students to a wide variety of subjects so as to increase their job prospects. For example, intellectual property is currently one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. The second edition of Business Law and Organizations for Paralegals provides updates on new legal changes, especially in the law of Limited Liability Companies. In addition, the textbook has more state-specific information, for each state in the nation. Some of the additional subjects are covered to provide students with a basis of knowledge for their own benefit, such as investing. While some students may not be interested in the basics of corporate law, most are interested in investing, which is something that can apply to them individually. The basics of corporate law is also well-covered, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, and for-profit corporations (with several chapters covering for-profit corporations).

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Kathleen Mercer Reed
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0135103649
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Business & Economics

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS FOR PARALEGALS, 1/e combines the ethical, practical and professional topics relating to Business Organizations with the most contemporary cases and substantive material. Taking a hands-on approach, it offers comprehensive coverage and uses practice tips, critical thinking exercises, landmark case law, case scenarios, and portfolio builders to reinforce concepts. At the beginning of the text, each student is asked to create their own mock business that can be used to complete chapter assignments and exercises. Throughout the text, articles written by practicing paralegals are included to assist students as they transition from student to practicing paralegal.

Foundations of Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Margaret Bartschi
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0766816524
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This concise and comprehensive book presents the law of business organizations in an accessible, straight-forward manner. It uses relevant examples from the day-to-day practices of business lawyers and their paralegals. This book covers the four basic business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies. It includes everything readers need to know to assist the reviewing attorney in assessing a client's most viable organizational options as well as how to prepare the necessary information and documentation. It includes all the information paralegals need to be successful in the workplace.ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR'S SUPPLEMENT:Instructor's Guide (ISBN# 0-7668-1653-2). Call Customer Support to Order.

Business Organizations for Paralegal

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543802832
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Law

Business Organizations for Paralegals offers comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Its coverage of all the various types of business organizations provides a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Key Features: Thorough and meaningful coverage of each type of business entity, discussing the nature of the business entity, the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization, business operation and management, transferability of ownership, formation and dissolution of the business, and tax implications for each type of organization A “life-cycle approach” that follows each type of organization from its formation to its operation, dissolution, and tax consequences Helpful visual aids and charts that illustrate and highlight important concepts Practice Tips, sample forms, key terms, discussion questions, and a useful glossary Internet resources for additional information, forms, and agreements The role of the paralegal, with descriptions of tasks assigned to paralegals by topic Highlights from the Eighth Edition: How the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect pass-through entities and corporations The impact of the U.S. switching from a worldwide tax system to a modified territorial system New trends in corporate law, such as inversions, mechanisms to deter inversions, and the use of cryptocurrencies in initial coin offerings New trends in mergers, including the use of “no shop” provisions and “break-up” fees in merger agreements Expanded coverage of securities issues, such as using Regulation A+ to raise capital; “Up-C” as an alternative to the traditional IPO; the emergence of “unicorn companies”; and the SEC’s new Cyber Unit that targets cyber-related misconduct in the marketplace Four methods of shareholder voting: majority, plurality, plurality plus, and consequential voting New trends in corporate governance and shareholder proposals Fresh case illustrations throughout the text New and updated sample forms and charts

The Law of Corporations and Other Business Organizations

Author: Angela Schneeman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133019145
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Law

THE LAW OF CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS, 6th Edition deciphers the complex substantive and procedural laws surrounding U.S. business entities today. Focusing on corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability entities, the text explains the law and the theory behind the law while providing practical information that the paralegal can use on the job. Financial structures, securities regulations, mergers, and bankruptcy round out the legal discussions, along with special attention paid to the Uniform Acts and Model Business Corporation Act as revised through 2007, which is the basis for most state business corporation acts in the United States. Special features include cites for state statutes, excerpted cases, sample documents, paralegal profiles, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter exercises, practical advice, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Business Organizations and Corporate Law

Author: Neal Bevans
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401870836
Release Date: 2006-07-19
Genre: Law

Business Organizations and Corporate Law is a text designed for the paralegal student. The unique perspective of this text was created specifically with the student in mind and focuses on being reader-friendly and paralegal centered. There is a strong emphasis on the role of the paralegal in helping to create different business organizations, and the focus is on building a strong foundation on theory followed up with reinforcing practical examples and applications. There are learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter to clarify the goal of the chapter, and important terms are bolded and defined upon first use in order to highlight legal terminology. Ethical blocks were created to encourage discussion of ethical issues throughout the text, and there are many case excerpts included to lead to a more thorough exploration of business law issues. Not only are the various models of business organizations explored, but also the critical role played by the paralegal and the legal team in creating and maintaining those organizations. This along with a clear balance between theory and application as well as multiple learning tools, makes Business Organizations and Corporate Law the ideal text and reference. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals

Author: Jeffrey A. Helewitz
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781543801279
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Law

Basic Contract Law for Paralegals is a clear, comprehensive, and straightforward introduction to all of the basics of contract law, specifically designed for paralegal students. Lively examples and well-crafted pedagogy cover all key topics in a contracts course—from offer, acceptance, and consideration, to discharge of obligations, and remedies. An appendix of twelve sample contracts provides a useful ongoing reference tool for paralegals working with contracts. Features: Comprehensive coverage of all the key topics. A culminating chapter walks students through the process of drafting a simple contract. Clearly written text and lively examples help students understand the law. Well-crafted pedagogy includes chapter overviews, highlighted examples, key terms, review questions, sample clauses for analysis, edited cases, chapter summaries, and end-of-chapter exercises Manageable length makes this book ideal for shorter courses. New cases provide up-to-date coverage of: Express and implied contracts and promissory estoppel Bilateral and unilateral contracts The mirror image rule and acceptance Consideration Implied-in-fact conditions and conditions precedent Third party beneficiaries Anticipatory repudiation and how to measure damages.

Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454896258
Release Date: 2018-09-14
Genre: Law

Now in its Sixth Edition, Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals offers basic coverage of every form of business organization in the United States. With a straightforward treatment of all pertinent topics, Deborah E. Bouchoux expertly balances substantive discussion with practical guidance for the paralegal. New to the Sixth Edition: Discussion of 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and how it affects all pass-through entities and corporations New case summaries illustrating core principles in each chapter, including a case illustration of In re Trulia, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the 2016 Delaware case relating to judicial scrutiny of settlements that provide no financial recovery to shareholders who challenge mergers Discussion of the change in the U.S. system from a worldwide tax system to a modified territorial system Discussion of new trends in corporate law, including inversions (reincorporating a U.S. company in a foreign country to obtain a lower tax rate), mechanisms to deter inversions, and the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in initial coin offerings Review of new trends in corporate governance and trends in shareholder proposals New and updated sample forms Professors and students will benefit from: Thorough yet concise treatment of business organizations, offering a readable overview of each business entity in the United States. For each type of business organization, the text addresses: The nature of the business The advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization Business operation and management Transferability of ownership Formation and dissolution of the business Tax implications for each type of organization Up-to-date coverage of new trends and topics Helpful visual aids and charts that illustrate and highlight important topics Sample forms that appear in context throughout the book Internet resources, including a list of relevant websites in each chapter, that direct the reader to additional information, forms, and agreements online Key Terms that are defined in the margins for quick reference Discussion of the role of the paralegal in each chapter, including a list of tasks commonly performed in relation to each topic Discussion Questions that engage students in the classroom and ensure that students understand the material covered. Net Worth research questions teach students to locate information by accessing commonly used business-related Internet sites. Practice Tips in each chapter that provide professional advice for paralegals A complete glossary that provides an easy reference for terminology Teaching materials include: An Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank. The Test Bank includes questions for each chapter and sample exams. PowerPoint Slides

The Law of Business Organizations

Author: John Moye
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781401820190
Release Date: 2004-07-27
Genre: Law

This text is the most definitive guide to the law of business organizations available today. The practical, how-to approach makes it a highly effective training tool for paralegals and a valuable desk reference they can use later in practice. The numerous forms, Internet resources, sample clauses, and substantive explanations of the use of these tools in the practice of business organizations law give students the insight they need to thoroughly comprehend and retain the material. This text has been the primary source for paralegal training for more than 30 years, and this new sixth edition is expanded and improved with all of the most current laws and resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454881759
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Law

Noted author Deborah Bouchoux's Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing is a shorter legal research and writing text that provides a building-block approach to the fundamentals of legal research and writing. This clear, well-organized text is designed for the introductory legal research and writing course for paralegal students. Bouchoux covers Legal Research and Legal Writing in a concise and pragmatic manner, making it ideal for abbreviated legal research and writing courses and online courses. All-new research assignments in each chapter give students practice with both conventional print resources and online sources. Helpful charts, diagrams, and sample pages from research resources help students understand complex topics. In addition, Practice Tips in each chapter offer realistic and helpful suggestions for workplace success and Ethics notes are included throughout the book. Using Shepard’s in Print Form, a Sample Legal Memorandum and a Sample Court Brief are included in the appendices. Key Features: New research assignments Chapter 3 (Statutory Law) includes a discussion of the new titles added to the United States Code Discussion of the new website GovInfo for free, official, and authenticated documents from all three branches of the government Discussion of new sources for conducting research, such as the Law Review Commons (Chapter 6), which provides free access to thousands of law review articles. Discussion of new tools such as Lexis for Microsoft Office and Thomson Reuters’s Drafting Assistant Extensively revised discussion of computer-assisted legal research in Chapter 8 New information on practical concerns in citing to the Internet in Chapter 9 Revamped discussion of citation form (Chapter 10) The information relating to Shepardizing using print volumes of Shepard’s has been moved from Chapter 11 to its own back-of-the-book Appendix Information on new research management tools such as Zotero, Juris-M, and Evernote An in-depth Instructor’s Manual includes an overview of the text, sample syllabi, tips on teaching strategies, chapter-by-chapter resource information, answer keys for all assignments, and a Test Bank.

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals

Author: Therese A. Cannon
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873372
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Law

With complete coverage of the ethical principles that inform the role of the paralegal, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Paralegals, Eighth Edition is ideal for use as either a primary course book, or a supplementary text. An authoritative presentation combined with clear and readable pedagogy enriches all levels of inquiry into the ethics of legal practice. Key Benefits: Comprehensive coverage of the professional responsibilities of paralegals, illuminated with chapter overviews, key terms, and a student-friendly organization. Discussion questions with hypotheticals and review questions in each chapter. Landmark cases, many involving paralegals, that demonstrate how the principles and rules of ethics are applied. Updated ethics opinions, with a focus on technology and social media, supported by new hypotheticals. Expanded coverage of how technology is affecting various aspects of ethics and practice, including confidentiality and privilege, competence, conflicts of interest and advertising. Many new cases including: State Bar v. Lang (unauthorized practice of law), Committee v. JPMorgan Chase (competence), Lola v. Skadden (professionalism), Pension Committee v. Banc of America Securities (advocacy), and McDermott v. Superior Court (confidentiality).

Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454888109
Release Date: 2017-02-05
Genre: Law

The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers, a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage — with plenty of examples. A section on Legal Documents offers strategies to improve legal writing, with sample letters, memorandum, case brief, trial brief, and appellate brief. Numerous, helpful examples showcase both good and bad writing.

Law Office Management for Paralegals

Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454861348
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Law

This is a comprehensive introduction to law office management, written specifically for paralegal students taking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks of its kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law office management and organization, including ethics and soft skills such as communications and critical thinking that are key to successful office management. Assignments are drawn from real-world law office management situations and supported by innovative visual aids and learning tools, such as Clio, Tabs, and PracticeMaster, which gives students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems. Features: Supported by visual aids and innovative learning devices, this book offers complete coverage of principles of management; employment and compensation; personnel structure of different types of law offices; billing and accounting methods; administrative systems; technology; and the tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers and paralegals. Every chapter includes an ethics assignment. A new chapter walks students through exercises using Clio, Tabs III, and PracticeMaster software (available online to users of this text) for time-keeping, conflicts checks, entering contacts, entering dates in the docket system, trust accounting, generating a form letter, and other client-file tasks. The chapter also directs students through creation of a pdf portfolio, redacting documents, and creating bookmarks. New career profiles emphasize the importance of involvement in professional organizations, advancement in the legal field without obtaining a law degree, and that the legal profession Is populated by men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Personal Injury and the Law of Torts for Paralegals

Author: Emily Lynch Morissette
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454887171
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre: Law

This text for the paralegal course emphasizes personal injury and medical information useful in litigating torts cases. The text has two in-depth chapters on litigation before and during trial. It provides paralegal students with the foundational information on torts and teaches them how to apply the skills they will need when working as personal injury paralegals. The text features teachable and comprehensive coverage, beginning with an introduction to the concept of torts and then moving into each element of negligence. The book then tackles medical malpractice as a type of negligence. Intentional torts are covered next, followed by a chapter on workers’ compensation. The book concludes with chapters on how to discover medical records, tort discovery, and litigation. An introduction to medicine is provided as an appendix. A special emphasis is given to medical information specifically related to personal injury, including a guide on how to obtain medical records and how to understand those records.