Authoritative coverage provides a foundation for understanding recent developments in banking and financial institutions. This Nutshell title covers subjects such as increased competition, deregulation, bank and thrift failures, large-scale bailout, and restructuring efforts. Unresolved challenges include budget stimulus, deficits, and renewed supervision by regulators.
This easy-to-read guidebook is designed for lawyers who are new to banking law or are very seasoned practitioners who on occasion need to research banking law issues. The focus of the guidebook is to show how major bank regulations are structured and how they apply to different types of institutions and holding companies.
This softcover Hornbook offers details & comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles & issues relating to the law of bank regulation. As a comprehensive text, it contains material from the early history of bank regulation through contemporary developments & the current regulatory environment.
Advising the Small Business, Second Edition is a guide for general practitioners, small firm attorneys, and lawyers engaged in providing legal counsel to small, privately-held businesses. It provides extensive guidance on a number of issues that small businesses commonly face, as well as sample documents, checklists, and resources for obtaining additional forms and information.
This reliable source explores traditional and emerging areas in consumer protection law. Federal and state law dealing with consumer transactions is covered, including caselaw and statutes. The volume begins with an overview of public (both FTC and CFPB) and private enforcement actions to regulate the marketplace. The remaining chapters track the legal aspects of consumer transactions in a roughly chronological fashion, starting with advertising and marketing, consumer privacy, credit reports and identity theft, and equal access to credit. The discussion continues with coverage of mandated disclosures as well as substantive protections for consumers under the federal credit laws, especially the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), including installment sales, credit cards and real estate related financing. Special issues relating to TILA enforcement, as well as a discussion of related federal statutes, and regulation of the cost of credit are also covered. Post-transaction issues such as raising claims and defenses against third party financers (Holder in Due Course), warranties, default and debt collection, are included. Last but not least, there is a chapter on the law affecting various forms of payment for consumer transactions, including credit and debit cards.
Highly technical and often difficult to understand, business valuations are a critical subject for lawyers in many areas, such as divorce, bankruptcy, corporate and tax law, and estate and financial planning. This authoritative reference will help you understand and evaluate expert reports and testimony on a broad range of business valuation issues. The authors, who have over 40 years of combined experience in transactional matters and litigation, present and discuss key concepts in valuation. At the same time, they explain how to dig beneath the surface of expert opinions and show how to find the most pertinent facts, interpret the data, and evaluate the quality and comprehensiveness of evidence. This easy-to-use manual covers all aspects of determining the value of a business, including definitions of value; personal versus enterprise goodwill, valuing professional practices and small businesses, cross-examination, commonly used terminology and bodies of evidence, professional credentials and standards; and recognized and accepted valuation methods. Adding to the book s usefulness are "Questions to Ask" for most sections, extensive case citations throughout to courts positions on many issues, and appendices that include a glossary, bibliography of business valuation databases, and other useful tools."
Call Number: Law Reserve Stacks KF 957 .Z9 N53 2015
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
This text summarizes and explains the fundamental law applicable to a broad variety of current payment systems. Coverage includes issues of liability, transfer, holder in due course status, and check collection applicable to negotiable instruments (checks, notes, drafts) governed by UCC Articles 3 and 4, as well as letters of credit and documents of title governed by UCC Articles 5 and 7. The text further examines the rights, obligations, and federal protection applicable to credit and debit cards. Finally, this title addresses recent legal developments in regard to a variety of electronic fund transfers, prepaid cards and digital currencies.
Call Number: Law Reserve Stacks KF 915.Z9 S76 2003
Publication Date: 2003-08-25
Expert authors present a primer on the law of sales and leases under Articles 2 and 2A of the UCC. This text also focuses on related subjects governed by Articles 5 and 7 of the UCC (letters of credit and documents of title). Introduces the formation of the contract and examines the statute of frauds, parol evidence, and modification. Covers terms of the contract, as well as performance; third-party title and rights; risk of loss; warranty obligations; repudiation, breach, and excuse; and remedies.
Call Number: Law Reserve Stacks KF 889.3 .S76 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-03
This product provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code for students and practitioners alike. It covers each major topic of the Code, including the process of selling, payment, negotiation, shipping, storage, financing sales, and leasing of goods. In addition, the text makes it possible for readers to see how the various articles of the Code may interact in a single transaction. Wherever practicable, the actual language of the Code and its comments has been used. The comprehensive outline, references to relevant authority, and intuitive system of cross-referencing all contribute to its ease of use. This eighth edition contains the 2010 Amendments to Article 9, with an effective date of July 1, 2013.
This book is designed to help corporate counsel successfully settle commercial disputes through mediation. It examines the unique role that corporate counsel can play in mediation and offers step-by-step guidance. Topics include: an overview of the mediation alternative for corporate counsel; drafting mediation clauses; court-directed mediations; selecting the right mediator; preparing a case for mediation; participating in the mediation sessions; follow-up action after the mediation; and cross-cultural mediations.
The Sixth Edition is being published in the wake of the 2007-2010 financial crisis and the resulting legislation, the Dodd-Frank wall street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). As a result, this edition emphasizes themes arising out of the crisis and important to all directors, particularly those in public companies.
Call Number: Law Reserve Stacks KF 1428.Z9 H33 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
This up-to-date and comprehensive title covers the entire field of corporate finance, including the recent changes stemming from the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments (options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts). It also provides sample valuation problems, answers, and explanations. Written in "plain-English," you will find the work particularly useful, with or without any business background.
This book clarifies rather than simply recites corporations law, while paying attention to correcting common misconceptions held among students about the subject. This book is also appropriate for courts and commentators seeking the appropriate resolution of issues of corporations law. Citations in this book are kept to a minimum and written in a user-friendly style. The second edition incorporates the major developments in corporate law in the decade since the first edition was published.
The Fifth Edition provides the current information and expert interpretation needed to keep pace with regulations governing corporate political contributions, lobbying, PACs, and gifts. This new edition brings authoritative, insight-rich explanations of major federal enactments since the Fourth Edition published in 2004.
In this authoritative handbook, business legal expert Michael Spadaccini gives the business professional all the tools necessary to plan, organize, form, operate, and maintain a basic corporation in any of the 50 states. Filled with model documents that can be easily customized using the enclosed CD-ROM, this easy-to-use kit also provides information and assistance regarding the ongoing responsibilities of running a corporation to give you a complete package.
In the wake of highly publicized corporate shake-ups, internal investigations have gained national prominence and established themselves as an important tool of management. This newly updated and expanded resource guides you through the intricate steps of conducting an effective and efficient internal investigation. Each chapter covers one aspect of conducting an investigation, clearly describing and advising you on the methods and skills involved, while providing you with practical tips on anticipating, recognizing, and avoiding the traps you are certain to encounter.
Call Number: Law Reserve Stacks KF 1414.3 .H35 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
Completely revised and updated, conversational in tone, the book features hypotheticals to illustrate key concepts. Comprehensive yet concise, it addresses the theory of the firm as well as the nuts-and-bolts of corporate law, including separate consideration of specialized issues raised by closely-held and public corporations. With updated discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley, Rule 10b-5, and Section 16(b), it gives broad background. Financial concepts are explained with helpful examples, so that even sociology majors need not fear them.
The Sarbannes-Oxley Act (SOX) is a mandatory requirement for all listed corporations in the US, whether foreign or not. Compliance is not an option. Other countries are developing similar legislation so the books value is international in scope. SOX is a hot topic and the effects are just beginning to be felt world-wide. This new book goes beyond the implementation phase of SOX and looks at the reaction to the Act in terms of costs, benefits and business impacts. This book is for Senior Managers in the Business and Financial/Accounting Communities who want/need to know what the reaction of business and government is to the SOX legislation, what it is costing and how the effects are penetrating through the business environment. Mike Holt presents a comprehensive review of the impact that Sarbanes-Oxley legislation has had on business, the financial community, governments and the public since its inception in 2002. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act has been somewhat successful, but not completely and the cost (well over a trillion dollars) might be considered too high a price to pay for the gains. This book takes a hard look at the costs, benefits and other impacts as well as at what influential and prominent financial, government and business leaders think about it now. * International in scope and content and including interviews with prominent business leaders, CEOs and CFOs of large and small corporations. * Compliance with The Sarbanes-Oxley Act is now mandatory for every listed US corporation and overseas corporations listed on US stock markets. * Covers the reaction of business and government to this legislation, what it is costing and how the effects are penetrating through the business environment.
This new Second Edition completely updates the first edition published in 1997. Included is comprehensive coverage to proven approaches and techniques for dealing with an enforcement threat from the SEC, self regulatory organizations, or state securities regulators. It takes you step-by-step through enforcement investigations and proceedings, providing you with strategies to influence the outcome of an investigation and prevent or minimize the adverse effects of enforcement actions.
This title will help you acquire an understanding of the basic content and organization of federal and state securities law. It provides a summary of an intricate regulatory system. An authoritative summary, it covers the essential background and current status of each major area, while keeping details and citations to a minimum. It discusses the regulations governing public offerings, public companies, exemptions from SEC disclosure requirements, securities broker-dealers, as well as investment companies and investment advisers. It also explores sanctions, civil liabilities, and extraterritorial application. This edition includes recent developments including the Dodd-Frank Act as well as the JOBS Act, including the new crowdfunding and expanded Regulation A exemptions.
The papers in this volume of The ANNALS review the three ingredients to creating a successful business: o Skill level and capability of the entrepreneur or the management team o Access to financial resources and venture capital o Market accessibility for the products or services provided by the enterprise Those involved in the disciplines of business, organization studies, small business/entrepreneurship, strategic management and business policy, economic and development studies, and ethnic studies will find this volume of The ANNALS to be an important and fitting collection of substantial and relevant research as well as a springboard for future research in this growing area of study.
At the end of the Cold War, a renewed interest in civil society emerged. Today, civil society, trust, democratization, social capital, and volunteerism are a primary focus among the social sciences. The end of the Cold War meant such issues in the social sciences, neglected during many years of military confrontation, came back into prominence. Voluntary groups are being given large roles, and the state is being challenged by them. The search is on for ways to encourage democracy. Free trade and globalization are part of the equation, but much attention is being focused on the role of NGOs (non-governmental organizations). The claim is that without a healthy voluntary sector, the long-term survival of a democratic society is doubtful. Civil Society and Democratization, a special issue of THE ANNALS, features articles written by both domestic and international scholars on this ever growing area of discussion. Articles in this issue cover these important topics: · Debates on civil society both in the United States and abroad · Civil society and political elections · Religion and civic engagement · Civil society and volunteerism This special issue is a comprehensive discussion of how political confidence is built and eroded in a world that unimaginable only ten years ago. It is an indispensable guide to the problems of sustaining the gains made by democracy since the collapse of the Soviet Union and will be of great interest to academics and professionals concerned with processes of social change.
This path-breaking Handbook analyses the foundations, social desirability, institutions and geography of innovation and entrepreneurship. Leading researchers use their outstanding expertise to investigate various aspects in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship such as growth, knowledge production and spillovers, technology transfer, the organization of the firm, industrial policy, financing, small firms and start-ups, and entrepreneurship education as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur.There is much in this Handbook that will prove to be informative and stimulating, especially for academics and post-graduate students in economics and management. Those starting a PhD in innovation or entrepreneurship will find this book essential reading.
A fresh and provocative perspective on the judicial process and the transmission of ideas into law. Professors McIntosh and Cates demonstrate, through the actions and writings of such diverse jurists as Louis Brandeis, Sandra Day O'Connor, Jerome Frank, and Hans Linde, how judges' pet intellectual projects become the fodder for new ideas in the law. Through a series of case studies, Professors McIntosh and Cates argue for the assessment of judicial activity from a fresh perspective. They focus on the appellate system and those judges who help to move the law--i.e., entrepreneurs. Appeals court judges are in a unique position in that they are presented with real opportunities to influence the shape and meaning of law. Jurists have special interests, some areas of the law that particularly attract them. When questions arise in these fields, jurists are likely to seize the moment, allowing them to express their expertise and be creative. This is not only a natural course for highly motivated individuals, but also a mode of operation that is important to the development of our law. Through an examination of the actions and writings of such diverse jurists as Louis Brandeis, Sandra Day O'Connor, Jerome Frank, and Hans Linde, the authors explore this concept of entrepreneurship, in which judges take on and promote their pet projects. Of great interest to scholars and researchers in political science and law, and those concerned with judicial process and behavior, and court policymaking.
Today's economy has forced many charities to cut back on their service. Charitable giving is also down and federal and state governments are pulling back on their support of the social sector. This trend has drastically changed the business model for many nonprofit organizations, requiring them to become innovative and entrepreneurial in order to survive. For many, this means engaging in "social enterprise," and defining their success in terms of both financial and social returns. In addition, many for-profit businesses are also finding they can generate significant revenue while addressing social needs. In addition, benefits organization-wide like financial incentives, tax benefits and more, can be realized through social enterprise activities. This important and timely book describes the special legal considerations lawyers must know when advising for-profit or not-for-profit entities that engage in "socially conscious" or progressive activities. From funding organizational structure, business models, governance, and tax treatments, this book is the complete legal guide to social enterprise. The future demands an entrepreneurial approach to business if organizations wish to survive. Social enterprise is the heart of much of that activity. If your client is involved in, or simply considering starting a social enterprise, this book is the essential guide to successfully navigating the state and federal rules involved. Book jacket.