Course Details

Business Formation & Structure

This course covers the law of business organizations, including corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. We will take a practical approach, focusing on real world aspects of business formation, structure and governance, along with transaction planning. By the end of the course, students will understand basic matters of business associations law, will be able to identify how and when fiduciary duty, business judgment rule and other key corporate law issues arise, and will have a solid foundation for subsequent MSL classes in business and transactional law. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, a midterm written assignment, and a self-scheduled final exam.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 901-0
Additional Course Information: Course required for MSL degree,  MSL students only


Course History

Fall 2017
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Reed, Stephen F. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 72     Actual: 64

Spring 2017
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 11

Fall 2016
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 50     Actual: 43

Spring 2016
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 24     Actual: 10

Fall 2015
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 28     Actual: 25

Spring 2015
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 25     Actual: 12

Fall 2014
Title: Business Formation & Structure
Faculty: Litvak, Katherine (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 1.5
Capacity: 20     Actual: 18