(LAWA-4003) - 4 UNITS

This is a survey course that studies the basic principles of the different forms of business entities. The course will cover fundamental agency principles; partnerships; and limited liability companies. The primary focus of the course will be corporate law, including corporate structure and federal income tax aspects of incorporation; the rights and obligations of corporate owners, directors and managers; the interplay of public regulatory agencies and federal securities law with state law; and liabilities under federal securities law (including the insider trading rules).