Understanding Corporate Law

Posted: 30 Jul 2004

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Arthur R. Pinto

Brooklyn Law School (Emeritus)

Douglas M. Branson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus)


The book is designed to assist students and faculty by offering 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's development to those policies. Statutory issues are covered under both the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware and the Model Business Corporation Act. The second edition also reflects the current corporate governance issues raised by the recent 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. This book is designed to be used with all of the major corporate law casebooks.

Note: This is a description of the book and not the actual abstract.

Keywords: corporate law

JEL Classification: K23

Suggested Citation

Pinto, Arthur R. and Branson, Douglas, Understanding Corporate Law. Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=570364

Arthur R. Pinto (Contact Author)

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Douglas Branson

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law (Emeritus) ( email )

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