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Business Associations

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the laws governing business entities. We will examine the structure and characteristics of modern business organizations, particularly publicly traded and closely held business corporations. Significant emphasis is placed upon the nature of the corporate governance system …


Commercial Leasing

The course will be a focused study of the various business and legal considerations which drive the leasing of a commercial real estate project. We will examine the material provisions of a variety of lease documents, including office, industrial, retail and ground leases. The students will be given ample opportunity throughout the semester to review, …


Drafting Business Contracts

Course Description: This course will focus on the skills, techniques, and strategies that transactional business lawyers need to employ when drafting business contracts such as employment agreements, purchase and sale documents and joint venture contracts. The course will emphasize the practical over the theoretical and will give the students ample opportunity to hone their drafting …


Federal Income Tax

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the federal income tax. The principal subject areas include: (1) characteristics of income; (2) allowable deductions and exemptions; (3) timing issues; (4) income splitting; (5) preferential tax provisions including capital gains; and (6) brief examination of …


Legal Negotiations and Settlements

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed to familiarize students with theories, skills and ethics involved in legal negotiation. Through simulations and role-play exercises, students will gain first-hand experience in applying negotiation techniques. This course will aim to provide students with tools to prepare for, conduct, and analyze …


Property

This course examines traditional and modern concepts of property, including ownership, the creation of interests held in personal and real property, the transfer of such interests, and private and public restrictions upon the use of property. While much of the course will focus on issues involving the possession, ownership, and use of land by private …


Real Estate Development

Experiential Course Requirement? Yes Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: none Course Description: The course will take a practical, “hands on” approach to the multi-faceted area of real estate development law. Case studies based on actual, “real world” projects will serve as the backdrop for our examination of the myriad of legal disciplines that a real estate development lawyer needs …


Real Estate Finance

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course provides introductory study of real estate financing, emphasizing mortgages, deeds of trust, installment land contracts, rights and remedies of borrowers and lenders, and contemporary financing innovations.


Secured Transactions

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: This course deals with credit transactions in which the collateral is personal property. It focuses on Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, but considers other parts of the U.C.C. as well pertinent parts of such statutes as the Bankruptcy Code and …