This casebook covers the major aspects of corporate finance: valuation, debt financing, hybrid securities, payout policy, intersections of corporate governance and financial incentives, and mergers and acquisitions. The book integrates legal and economic materials. It includes cases and materials addressing the financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent law reform.
This casebook contains sections on accounting basics, the time value of money, short and long term debt, preferred stock, dividends, stock subscriptions, merger financing, government securities, structured finance, derivative instruments, retirement plans, insurance, hedge funds and private equity. It reviews recent concerns raised by Enron and other corporate scandals resulting in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which adopted a new regulatory structure for the accounting profession and imposed new obligations on lawyers involved in rendering advice on corporate finance. It also examines problems raised by complex financial instruments devised by corporate lawyers before passage of that act.
Detailed and informed selection of cases illustrating the development of the body of law surrounding corporate finance, including text and explanatory materials. Includes detailed sections analyzing the significance of cases and their points of law.
The materials in the 2008 Supplement are expertly arranged by one of the leading scholars in the field, and intended for law school study. The Supplement offers three important additions to the casebook: A number of important cases decided since the Ninth Editions were published. Excerpts from important new SEC Releases, and cases that were dropped from the Eighth Edition for reasons of space. Revised indexes for the Unabridged and Concise Editions.
Provides detailed information on business planning. The casebook provides the tools for fast, easy, on-point research. Part of the University Casebook Series®, it includes selected cases designed to illustrate the development of a body of law on a particular subject. Text and explanatory materials designed for law study accompany the cases.