Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization

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Aspen Publishers, 2003 - Law - 670 pages
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Making the economic concepts that underlie corporate law doctrine understandable and accessible to students takes exceptional teaching and writing skills - such as those possessed by William T. Allen and Reinier Kraakman.
In Commentary and Cases on the Law of Business, this outstanding author team brings clarity and insight to the course, using economic analysis as a tool for understanding business structures and transactions.
This new teaching tool is carefully crafted to engage student interest:
co-author William Allen's experience as former Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery adds a real-world perspective
clear and concise introductions and transitional text provide context and meaning
an excellent selection of cases includes classics such as Kamin v. American Express Co. (exploring the business judgment rule), Walkovszky v. Carlton (limiting shareholder liability for corporate torts), and important recent cases, such as In re Caremark (dealing with the board's responsibility to monitor for wrongdoing) and Paramount Communications Inc. v. QVC Network, Inc. (addressing the board's duty to obtain the highest value for shareholders in a sale of control transaction)
the economic analysis perspective serves as a coherent theme for the course and offers a useful analytic tool for evaluating business models
historical coverage is clear and concise, targeted to what professors want to teach
examples, hypotheticals, and diagrams illustrate the conceptual and theoretical models

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Review: Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization (Aspen Casebook Series)

User Review  - Brendan Horan - Goodreads

Probably the best book I've ever read on the law of business organizations. Not exactly a page turner, but very illuminating. The section on DGCL 102(b)(7) could probably use a bit more clarity. Read full review

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User Review  - Irina Kebreau - Goodreads

Odd that this book receives such poor reviews. It does at times presumes some prior knowledge if not the lingo, but is otherwise a pretty good and, most importantly, compact guide into the issue of business associations. Read full review

Contents

The Law of Agency
13
The Law of Partnership
39
The Corporate Form
81
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Allen is Jack Nusbaum Professor of Law & Business at New York University.

Reinier Kraakman is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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