This casebook provides a finance-oriented approach to corporate law, focusing on what students will need to know in corporate practice. Students learn:

  • Financial fundamentals, such as balance sheets, income, and cash flow, as well as more complex topics, such as corporate debt and convertible securities
  • Application of financial principles to analyze and understand case studies
  • Contractual solutions employed to deal with the various conflicts and ambiguities that arise

Additionally, the text covers a broad range of topics from pricing models to the poison pill and includes a table of cases.

The book is also supported by a detailed teacher's manual and PowerPoint slides.

Imprint: Foundation Press
Series: University Casebook Series
Publication Date: 12/24/2019

William J. Carney, Emory University School of Law

Robert P. Bartlett III, Stanford Law School

George S. Geis, University of Virginia School of Law


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  • Streamlined discussion of accounting concepts with extensive use of review problems to help students understand the key financial statements
  • Updated analysis and presentation of modern financial valuation theory and techniques
  • Expanded discussion of early-stage financings and venture capital fundraising strategies
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  • Extensive use of spreadsheet modeling to illustrate key concepts; spreadsheet templates are available as a teaching tool
  • Additional cases and materials, including the Dell appraisal litigation dispute, the Windstream manufactured bankruptcy transaction, the Lyft IPO, and many other notable recent transactions in corporate finance

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