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Developments in Business Law and PolicyBY MARC I. STEINBERG
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Developments in Business Law and Policy

By Marc I. Steinberg

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-782-6, 478 pages

©2012

Reviews
This text offers a nice balance of breadth and depth. It is a survey of a broad range of relevant topics, but provides sufficient depth on each topic to probe important issues. I especially like the presentation of the material followed by real cases and then concluded with hypothetical scenarios. This method is well-suited for instructors who encourage and require class discussion. — Mark Klock, Professor of Finance, George Washington University School of Business

Description
Developments in Business Law and Policy focuses on fundamental principles of law, adding information on practical and theoretical perspectives and policy to the subject.

The book begins with a discussion of agency law, which is a bedrock subject for students in business law courses. The topic is made fresh and interesting through exploration of current, topical developments such as those pertaining to the Disney case in Delaware. This is followed by two subsequent foundational chapters discussing the choice of enterprise forms and shareholder agreements. Whether or not a student intends to become an entrepreneur, these subjects are critical to knowing the ins and outs of entering into a business.

The material in Developments in Business Law and Policy is organized in a provocative manner that brings real world examples to the classroom. Later chapters address important and timely subjects including corporate governance, veil piercing, director and officer duties, mergers and acquisitions, and insider trading. The book concludes with a policy analysis of where regulation failed in the Madoff financial scandal. Each chapter focuses on a scenario that highlights the practical and policy issues covered in the chapter. The inclusion of recent high-profile cases and issues makes the book interesting and appealing to both students and professors.

Developments in Business Law and Policy is written primarily for undergraduate business law courses and MBA courses on the subject. It is also an excellent supplementary text for use in law schools.

Biography
Marc I. Steinberg is currently the Radford Professor of Law at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to this he taught at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Finance. He has taught extensively outside the United States, including appointments at universities in Argentina, Australia, China, England, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, and Sweden. Previously Professor Steinberg was an attorney at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He has served as an expert witness in high profile legal cases such as those of Martha Stewart, Enron, and Tyco. Professor Steinberg has written 25 books and more than 125 articles.