A Legal Guide to United States Business Organizations: The Law of Partnerships, Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies



John M. B Balouziyeh

Key Features

  • An excellent companion to any business organizations casebook or compendium of primary source documents, providing a guide that helps develop the “big picture” as to how cases fit together in forming the overlying governing principles
  • Special insights from a lawyer with civil law and common law qualifications, who has first hand experience with practicing law on three continents and who is well-versed with American law and explaining it to foreign practitioners


This volume provides an overview of United States federal and state law governing business organizations. The chapters take the reader through a step-by-step exposition of the most basic sole proprietorships to the most complex multi-tiered conglomerates. Among the business organizations treated are partnerships with their various modalities (general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships), corporations (including closely held corporations, public corporations and other variations) and limited liability companies.

The case law and statutes governing the full menu of business organizations are systematically analyzed and presented. Leading cases at both the federal and state level as well as model legislation such as the Uniform Partnership Act and enacted legislation are further examined.

Other topics covered include Agency and partnerships, Accounting, taxation and finance, Startup corporations and venture capital, Fiduciary duties and shareholder control, Mergers and acquisitions.

Book details

  • Publisher: Springer; 2nd ed. 2013 edition (July 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642379060
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642379062



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