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Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegals, Seventh Edition

  • Deborah E. Bouchoux
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Now in its Seventh Edition,Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegalsby Deborah E. Bouchoux offers concise coverage of every form of business organization in the United States.

In a readable and concise format,Fundamentals of Business Organizations for Paralegalsdiscusses the nature of each form of business; the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization, business operation and management; transferability of ownership; formation and dissolution of the business; and the tax implications for each type of organization. With a straightforward treatment of all pertinent topics, Deborah E. Bouchoux expertly balances substantive discussion with practical guidance for the paralegal. Enhanced by excellent pedagogy, the text engages students with the material and ensures comprehension of key topics.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • All new case illustrations and end-of-chapter discussion 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 Ten on governance trends, especially ESG issues, such as improving diversity in the boardroom and proposals to combat climate change
  • 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:

  • Thoughtful text tailored to a shorter course
  • 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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