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Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance, Sixth Edition

by Richard T. McDermott

2023, 834 pp, casebound, ISBN 978-1-5310-2747-6


Teacher's Manual available

Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance

Fifth Edition

by Richard T. McDermott

Tags: Business, Corporations/Corporate Law

Table of Contents (PDF)

Teacher's Manual available

1014 pp  $184.00

ISBN 978-0-76985-945-3
eISBN 978-1-57911-715-3

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Like the prior edition, this Fifth Edition of Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance continues to be practice-oriented, covering the nature of the legal relationships established and maintained in the structuring and execution of various capital formation and other corporate finance transactions. It includes cases, statutes, and textual materials, and excerpts from various corporate finance documents, such as debentures, trust indentures, preferred stock, convertible security provisions, and acquisition agreements. The documentation examples are inserted in the text, rather than as appendices, in order that they can be read in conjunction with the other materials in the book. The cases provide a "judge's-eye view" of various provisions. There are also numerous integrated and challenging problems to help students apply concepts to practical situations. This new edition incorporates a number of updates and revisions including an expanded treatment of the history and business of investment banking, a discussion of the Credit Crisis of 2008 and the passage of Dodd-Frank in 2010.

A Teacher's Manual is available to professors.

This book also is available in a three-hole punched, alternative loose-leaf version printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with wider margins and with the same pagination as the hardbound book.

It is one of the best casebooks I have used in my thirty plus years of teaching. I think it is brilliant. [Professor McDermott's] cases 'tell a story' and set up the next cases and sections very nicely. It was very easy to teach from. My students enjoyed it. The material is not easily accessible, but [Professor McDermott's] approach made it so. . . an excellent book."
— Professor Christian C. Day, Syracuse University College of Law