Understanding Corporate Law (Third Edition)


Posted: 11 Sep 2009 Last revised: 30 Aug 2018

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Arthur R. Pinto

Brooklyn Law School (Emeritus)

Douglas M. Branson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus)

Date Written: September 10, 2009


The third edition of Understanding Corporate Law has just been published by Lexis-Nexis. The book is designed to offer a clear and comprehensive treatment of key concepts in corporate law. Significant business, economic, and policy issues are highlighted in connection with a thorough analysis of the important cases and statutory provisions used in the study of corporations. It includes the major theoretical approaches used in current corporate law literature.

In each chapter, the authors identify important policies and discuss the relationship of the law as it has developed to those policies. Statutory issues are covered under both the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the Revised Model Business Corporation Act. The Third Edition of Understanding Corporate Law discusses developing case law since the Second Edition including the Delaware courts’ use of good faith in fiduciary duty cases. The book also reflects the corporate governance issues raised by the corporate scandals and the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. A section of Chapter 5 deals generally with that Act, but its impact is also covered in relevant sections throughout the book. The book has been popular with students and others studying corporate law.

Keywords: corporation, corporate law, corporate governance, federal securities law

Suggested Citation

Pinto, Arthur R. and Branson, Douglas, Understanding Corporate Law (Third Edition) (September 10, 2009). UNDERSTANDING CORPORATE LAW (THIRD EDITION), Lexis-Nexis, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1471532

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