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Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition

Charles R.T. O’Kelley, Robert B. Thompson


  • ISBN: 9781454889892

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    Corporations and Other Business Associations: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition​ will soon be available as a Connected Casebook, a powerful, all-in-one learning solution offering a print casebook plus access to CasebookConnect, which includes a fully functional eBook version of your casebook with highlighting and note-taking capabilities, hundreds of practice questions in the Study Center from leading study aids, and an Outline Tool to help make outlining more efficient and effective. Learn more about CasebookConnect 

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    Publication Date: 6/15/2017
    Copyright: 2017
    Hardcover + CasebookConnect: 9781454883029
    Loose-leaf + CasebookConnect: 9781454889151
    Digitial Only + CasebookConnect: 9781454889892
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    Summary of Contents


    1 Economic and Legal Aspects of the Firm
    2 Partnerships
    3 The Corporate Form and the Specialized Roles of Shareholders, Directors, and Officers
    4 Fiduciary Duty, Shareholder Litigation, and the Business Judgment Rule
    5 Protecting Participants’ Expectations in Closely Held Corporations
    6 The Limited Liability Company
    7 The Corporation as a Device to Allocate Risk
    8 Mergers and Other “Friendly” Control Transactions
    9 Defensive Tactics and Contests for Corporate Control
    10 Disclosure and Corporate Governance
    11 Insider Trading

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    Charles R. T. O'Kelley

    After practicing law in Atlanta for five years, O'Kelley began his law teaching career with a one year stint at Tulane University, followed by three years at the University of Alabama. In 1982, he joined the faculty of law at the University of Oregon where he remained for 15 years. While at Oregon, O'Kelley founded and served as the first director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Center and was the first holder of the Stewart Chair in Business Law. He completed his years at Oregon by serving as Associate Dean from 1993 to 1994 and Interim Dean from 1994 to 1997. In 1997, Chuck joined the law faculty at the University of Georgia as the first holder of the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law.

    O'Kelley has been active in the fight for social justice on a number of fronts. As chair of admissions for several years at Oregon and Georgia he spearheaded successful efforts to achieve a more diverse student body. While at Georgia, O'Kelley was the co-lead plaintiff in a citizen law suit challenging the constitutionality of a state constitutional provision that discriminates against same sex couples with regard to the benefits of marriage. O'Kelley is a member of the American Law Institute and the state bars of Georgia and O

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    Robert B. Thompson

    Professor Thompson teaches courses in the corporate and securities area, including mergers and limited liability as Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Professor of Business Law at Georgetown Law. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2010 after visiting in 2009-10. Previous positions include service as the New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Professor of Management at Vanderbilt University and the George Alexander Madill Professor of Law at Washington University. He has visited at New York University and Northwestern University and has taught intensive courses at the University of Sydney. He has authored or co-authored casebooks on corporations and on mergers, treatises on Close Corporations and Oppression of Minority Shareholders and LLC Members, and more than 50 articles. Professor Thompson has testified before committees of Congress, a state legislature, and the New York Stock Exchange. He has served since 1991 as editor of the Corporate Practice Commentator, served as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement (Third) of Agency and chaired two sections of the Association of American Law Schools.

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