Understanding Corporate Law (Fifth Edition)

UNDERSTANDING CORPORATE LAW, Carolina Academic Press, Fifth Edition, 2018

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper

Posted: 5 Sep 2018

See all articles by Arthur R. Pinto

Arthur R. Pinto

Brooklyn Law School (Emeritus)

Douglas M. Branson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus)

Date Written: August 30, 2018


The fifth edition of Understanding Corporate Law has just been published by Carolina Academic Press. 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 Fifth Edition of Understanding Corporate Law discusses developing case law and statutory changes since the Fourth Edition. The influence of large institutional shareholders is discussed. The book also reflects the corporate governance issues raised by the corporate and banking scandals and the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. The book has been popular with students and others studying corporate law.

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

JEL Classification: K22

Suggested Citation

Pinto, Arthur R. and Branson, Douglas, Understanding Corporate Law (Fifth Edition) (August 30, 2018). UNDERSTANDING CORPORATE LAW, Carolina Academic Press, Fifth Edition, 2018, Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241529

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Douglas Branson

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