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College of Law

Business Planning

Course Number: 6560
Professor: TBA
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Federal Income Taxation and Business Organizations
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: Using a problem involving several persons who are organizing a business entity, Business Planning will consider the role of the attorney organizing the entity, the characteristics of several kinds of business organizations and making judgments about which organization should be used to house a particular business. The class will also consider a number of issues to be addressed by attorneys at the formation stage of the business and in planning both for its operation and potential exits by its owners. Although some tax issues will be raised, primary focus will be on non-tax aspects.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format:
Written Assignments: Project(s)
Type of Exam: This is a skills course; there will be no examination.
Basis for Grading Student Performance: Students will be graded on a project or projects involving preparation of memoranda and other documents.
Other Comments: Business Planning is limited in enrollment to 20 students determined by lottery.  This course may be used for experiential learning credit.

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