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Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice (4th Edition)

 
Author(s): Linda O. Smiddy
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: Aug 2012
Supplement Date: Aug 2016
ISBN: 9781402418280
PLI Item #: 43395

Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice provides a comprehensive view of corporate law and practice, discussing fundamental concepts, practice considerations, and recent developments. It presents the ways in which specialized areas of corporate law, particularly federal securities law and the law of unincorporated entities, intersect with and relate to corporate law.

Covering all the major jurisdictions, including the Delaware General Corporation Law and the Model Business Corporation Act, as well as groundbreaking judicial rulings, Soderquist on Corporate Law and Practice discusses how to:

  • Help companies satisfy duties of care and loyalty
  • Comply with laws governing corporate activities
  • Declare and pay dividends without legal missteps
  • Avoid internal dissension and deadlock by creating balanced governance structures
  • Minimize legal damage in the face of investigations and prosecutions
This treatise also covers contract drafting, providing guidance on how to draft contracts that shield companies from liability, draft more effective business agreements by mastering accounting issues, and prevent corporate control transactions from being upset by competing bidders.
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Linda O. Smiddy is Professor of Law at Vermont Law School, where she also has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Before becoming a professor, she practiced law with, among other firms, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and she clerked for J.S. Holden, the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont. Professor Smiddy is a former Vermont Commissioner to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, and a member of the American Law Institute, and she has chaired a number of important committees relating to corporate law, including the Committee to Revise Vermont’s Business Corporation Law. She is the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Paris.