The study of business organizations is, broadly speaking, a study of how people engage in business and, more importantly, how the law facilitates and regulates the operation of such businesses. Written in a clear and informative style, and chock full of examples and illustrations, this book examines the legal rules and doctrines associated with running a business—from formation to dissolution to everything in between. These rules and doctrines are explored within the context of the various organizational forms in which a business may be operated. Thus, reading this book will provide you with a solid grounding in the law of agency, general partnerships, corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Concise Hornbook Series
Publication Date: 03/21/2018

Richard D. Freer, Emory University School of Law

Douglas K. Moll, University of Houston Law Center


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  • Throughout the text, included citations to RUPA (2013), ULPA (2013), and RULLCA (2013)
  • Throughout the text, we discuss the significant changes brought about by the 2013 versions of the Uniform Acts

Specific examples of new cases include:
  • Added a discussion of Gerber v. Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC on the relationship between fiduciary duty and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing
  • Added a discussion of Achaian, Inc. v. Leemon Family LLC regarding the transfer of ownership interests to existing members in LLCs

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