This course begins with a brief overview of the law of agency. It then examines the different forms of legal entities commonly created to carry on for-profit business activities, with a particular emphasis on partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and corporations. Students will learn the different rules of formation, managerial structures, investment relationships, and risk allocations associated with each kind of entity. The course will also cover potential litigation strategies of both the various organizations and entities adverse to them.
Offered at least once per academic year.