This course will build on Business Associations I and will focus on two topics:
First, the course will examine how corporations and other business entities obtain financing. This component of the course will introduce students to securities laws, basic accounting concepts, methods for valuation of companies, and selected topics of corporate finance, including corporate debt. This component will emphasize financing for smaller, closely held business entities. For example, the securities regulation section will give special attention to private offering exemptions.
Second, the course will investigate problems of control. This component will focus on problems of control in closely held corporations, but will also examine contests for control in publicly traded corporations.
If there is enough time, the course will also explore mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers.
The course may include various drafting, negotiation and practical exercises in accounting, finance and corporate law.