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This course focuses on planning, drafting, interviewing, negotiating, and strategies involving typical small business clients and problems. Students will work in pairs or small groups drafting and completing documents required to competently represent clients in a business practice. Among the transactions covered are the formation of a new business organization, buying and selling business interests, and combinations. Drafting assignments include detailed legal memoranda, contracts, corporate articles, and partnership agreements. The ethics of representation in each situation will also be addressed. Grades will be based predominantly on written work. 

PREREQUISITES: Business Associations (Law 851), Taxation I (Law 860), Partnership Tax (Law 861) and prior or concurrent enrollment in Corporate Tax (Law 863).

RECOMMENDED: Corporation Finance Law (Law 855) and Securities Regulation (Law 875).