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Business Organizations for Paralegals, Ninth Edition

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Business Organizations for Paralegals by Deborah E. Bouchoux offers comprehensive overview of business organizations, presented in a student-friendly format

Business Organizations for Paralegals covers of all the various types of business organizations and provides a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students.   Each business entity is discussed using a logical “life cycle” approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences.  The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with “other” forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations.

The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists.  Throughout, helpful pedagogy reinforces the material, including web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises.

New to the Ninth Edition:

  • New case illustrations, discussion questions, and Net Worth questions
  • New and updated charts
  • Discussion of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2021
  • Discussions of the shift away from the shareholder primacy doctrine to a new standard for corporate responsibility in which the interests of other stakeholders are considered when corporations take action
  • Examination of green and social bonds, by which corporations fund eco-friendly projects or raise funds for social projects such as affordable housing
  • An entirely new section in Chapter Eleven on governance trends, especially ESG issues, such as improving diversity in the boardroom and proposals to combat climate change
  • Discussion of direct listings and SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) as alternatives to IPOs
  • The use of new stock trading apps such as Robinhood and the 2021 short sale of meme stock GameStop
  • The SEC’s actions against celebrities for touting cryptocurrency investments
  • The effect of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements on businesses
  • The significance of the COVID-19 pandemic in various business-related issues

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Comprehensive, classroom-tested text designed for paralegal students
  • Timely coverage of new trends and topics
  • Excellent pedagogy and well-written text make a dense topic accessible
  • Helpful visual aids and charts that illustrate and highlight important topics
  • Sample forms that appear in context throughout the book
  • Discussion of the role of the paralegal in each chapter
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About the authors
Deborah E. Bouchoux
Georgetown University

Deborah E. Bouchoux is a licensed attorney with more than twenty-five years of experience in legal education. She has taught at various universities, including the University of San Diego, Marymount University, and George Washington University. For the past 15 years, she has been an instructor in the Paralegal Studies Program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches a variety of subjects, including Legal Research and Writing, Advanced Writing Seminar, and Business Organizations. Her publications include the following texts: * emLegal Research and Writing for Paralegalsem * emBusiness Organizations for Paralegalsem * emFundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegalsem * emIntellectual Property for Paralegalsem * emProtecting Your Company’s Intellectual Propertyem * emCite Checker: A Hands-On Guide to Citation Formem * emCite-Mateem (a guide to citation form) * emThe Practical Paralegal: Strategies for Successem * emAspen Handbook for Legal Writersem Ms. Bouchoux has spoken on a variety of legal topics at private law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and various government agencies, including the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the U.S. Tax Court. She is a frequent speaker for the National Capital Area Paralegal Association and has been nominated for its Annual Recognition Award. Ms. Bouchoux was in private practice for more than twenty years, practicing in the fields of corporate and intellectual property law and served as in-house counsel for a technology company in northern Virginia. Ms. Bouchoux graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in American Studies from San Diego State University and summa cum laude with her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

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