LAWS 7748 Corporate Finance (Spring: 3 )
This course will explore the legal and basic finance issues associated with the issuance and trading of the various instruments that companies use to finance their activities, including common stock, preferred stock, long- and short-term debt and derivative securities. We will look at the question of when and why these securities are utilized, how they are valued and how they interrelate to each other. The discussions will mix practice with theory and will rely on a combination of case law, statutory law and if history is any guide, the Wall Street Journal. The focus will be on the legal perspective, and although we will consider valuation and other finance topics, it will be in the context of understanding the lawyer's role.
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