Manual of credit and commercial laws

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National Association of Credit Management, 2006 - Business & Economics - 1184 pages
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This 97th Edition of the Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws continues the ongoing efforts of NACM to provide business and credit professionals with current information regarding the laws that impact everyday business decisions. With a network of legal professionals as the authors, NACM presents an updated, comprehensive text covering the majority of legal topics that the credit professional encounters on a daily basis. The 97th Edition includes2 new chapters:- Trust Fund Laws and Agreements- Escheatment Laws and Unclaimed Property Reporting RequirementsNew information on:- the Bankruptcy Act of 2005 (BAPCPA)- Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS-70- FACT Act- CAN-SPAM Act and Do-Not-Fax Rules- Equipment LeasingTable of Contents1. Understanding Corporations and How to Deal with Them2. Partnerships and Joint Ventures-Their Legal Obligations and How to Deal with Them3. Creation of Agreements with Agents and Principles4. Dealing with the Party Using an Assumed or Fictitious Name5. Transactional Guide to the Formation, Performance, and Enforcement of Contracts6. An Overview of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act7. Uniform Commercial Code: An Overview8. Equipment Leasing9. Negotiable Instruments: Notes, Checks, Drafts-How They Work-and Interest Rates10. Secured Transactions: A Step-by Step Explanation11. Liens Affecting Personal Property12. Mechanics' Liens13. Construction Bonds on Public Projects14. Trust Fund Agreements15. Reclamation, Stoppage in Transit, New Administrative Claim in Favor of Good Suppliers, and other Return of Goods Remedies16. Steps in the Collection Process17. Bad Check Laws18. Claims against Decedents' Estates19. A Creditor's Guide to the Bankruptcy Process20. Alternatives to Forcing an Financially Distressed Debtor into Bankruptcy21. Retail Installment Sales Laws22. Consumer Protection Legislation-An Overview23. Antitrust and Trade Regulation for Credit Groups and Credit Grantors24. Escheatment Laws and Unclaimed Property Reporting Requirements25. Compliance Issues and Regulations26. U.S. District Court System Locator27. Forms for Reference and UseAppendix A: Secretaries of StateAppendix B: More Statutory SummariesAppendix C: Selected Text of the Uniform Commercial Code

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TABLES AND STATUTORY SUMMARIES
1-1
What Constitutes Interstate Business?
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Dealing with an S or Subchapter S Corporation 115
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