This is an introductory course on the law of business associations. We will examine the evolution of the business form from the sole proprietorship and general partnership through the rise of corporations (including both closely-held and public) and finally to the more recent development of hybrid forms such as limited partnerships and limited liability companies. In addition to examining the roles, obligations, duties, rights, and remedies of owners, managers, and other stakeholders in each business form under common law and various statutory schemes (including under the foundational principles of agency law), we will consider the financing and operation of the various entities and briefly introduce and consider the effects of other federal regimes (e.g., securities and taxation) on choice of entity decisions.
California Bar Examination;
Taxation & Public Finance;
Entertainment, Media and Intellectual Property Law;
Critical Race Studies;
Public Interest Law and Policy;