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Comprehensive Business LawMichael J Bootsma, Michael Thieme, Charles Damschen, Sophia Harvey, Craig Nierman

Comprehensive Business Law

(Revised First Edition)
Michael Bootsma, Michael Thieme, Charles Damschen, Sophia Harvey, Craig Nierman

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-229-4, 452 pages


Coming Soon
The Second Edition will be published Fall 2017. ISBN: 978-1-5165-1555-4

Comprehensive Business Law uses real life court cases combined with a wealth of strong supporting material to educate readers about key legal principles in the area of business law.

Comprehensive Business Law focuses on the history and structure of the United States legal system. Students are exposed to court procedures as well as alternative forms of dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. The textbook also contains chapters specifically devoted to tort law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, property law, consumer law, employment law, bankruptcy law, business entity law, and environmental law. The text incorporates cyber law and related cases in each of these areas.

Each chapter includes learning objectives, several brief excerpts from real-world cases accompanied by essay questions, target vocabulary, discussion questions, and comprehensive problems.

Michael Bootsma is a certified public accountant and attorney in the state of Iowa. Mr. Bootsma holds a Juris Doctorate as well as an M.A. from the University of Iowa. He received a B.S. from Iowa State University in the areas of accounting and finance. He has held various professional positions in the areas of education, accounting, and law.
Charles Damschen is a Registered Patent Attorney and partner at Hamilton IP Law. Mr. Damschen is also an adjunct at the University of Iowa College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate with high distinction. He received a bachelor of chemical engineering and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Minnesota.
L. Craig Nierman completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Davis. Mr. Nierman then spent seven years working for a Fortune 100 insurance company after which he earned a Juris Doctorate with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law. He has held several adjunct teaching positions. He currently practices insurance law in Iowa and serves nationally as an expert witness and consultant in insurance litigation.
Michael Thieme received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa. Mr. Thieme currently serves as an assistant professor for the Department of Law at the United States Air Force Academy. He was previously assigned to the Office of Military Commissions, Defense where he represented multiple detainees held in United States custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Sophia Harvey is an attorney in the state of North Carolina. Ms. Harvey holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. She studied tax law at the University of Florida and is currently pursuing an S.J.D. in tax law at the University of Florida. She has practiced law in the areas of bankruptcy, tax, civil litigation, and criminal defense.