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Business Planning Seminar
Professors Bauman and Trier
J.D. Seminar 058 | 4 credit hours
This seminar integrates issues of corporate, securities and tax law, accounting and finance using a problem approach in the context of business planning and counseling. We will use two or three business transactions as the basis for the class. These may include: (i) forming a small business; (ii) financing the expansion of a small business; and (iii) a corporate acquisition. Students will work individually and in small groups. Written work will include the types of documents involved in the relevant transaction and memoranda analyzing selected legal issues. Students will be expected to perform work similar to attorneys in private practice. The written work is in lieu of an examination.
Prerequisite: Corporations and Taxation I. Strongly Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Taxation II; Securities Regulation.
Students may not receive credit for this seminar and Corporate Transactions: Negotiating the Deal and Drafting the Documents or International Business Planning Workshop.
Students who wish to take this seminar should make every effort to fulfill the prerequisites in their second year.