The ABCs of Debt

Author: Stephen P. Parsons
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454886153
Format: PDF
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Using a hands-on approach, this text bridges the difference between understanding bankruptcy concepts and applying them with confidence. Broad coverage includes bankruptcy law, debt creation, secured transactions, the law of liens, and debt collection. The Fourth Edition of The ABCs of Debt: A Case Study Approach to Debtor/Creditor Relations and Bankruptcy Law has been substantively revised to enable more efficient and focused instruction and to make it easier to cover the material in a single semester. Major new features for this edition include Highlighted Cases followed by Real-Life Application Exercises, Key Concepts that now appear at the beginning of each chapter, and Entertaining Information Box feature. Major new features for this edition include: Highlighted Cases followed by Real-Life Application Exercises Key Concepts that now appear at the beginning of each chapter Entertaining Information Box feature Substantive revision to enable more efficient and focused instruction and to make it easier to cover the material in a single semester: Pre-bankruptcy chapters streamlined with some material moved to the To Learn More feature located on the companion website for optional use by the instructor Shifted emphasis to highlight the important consumer/business bankruptcy distinction Forms for the three bankruptcy case studies comply with the important December 2015 amendments and dollar amounts for Bankruptcy Code provisions subject to the triennial dollar adjustment mandate of §104 revised as of April 1, 2016. Updates include discussion of every bankruptcy decision of the U.S. Supreme Court announced since the last edition: Bank of America, N.A., v. Caulkett; Law v. Siegel; Harris v. Viegelahn; Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison, and Wellness International Network, Ltd., v. Sharif ; Husky Int’l Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz Numerous citations of new lower court decisions resulting from the 2005 BAPCPA amendments to the bankruptcy code

Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454820512
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A clear, well-organized text for the introductory legal research and writing course, designed specifically for paralegal students, Concise Guide to Legal Research and Writing Second Edition covers legal research and legal writing in a concise and pragmatic manner and is ideal for introductory, abbreviated, or online courses.

Basics of Legal Document Preparation

Author: Robert R. Cummins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780827367999
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Basics of Legal Document Preparation provides essential knowledge necessary for students to determine the appropriate legal document required in any given situation. It also provides the technical skills required for students to prepare each document. The book is divided into three sections with the first consisting of goals, forms, instruments, pleading and general American jurisprudence. The second section focuses on instruments such as contracts, real estate transactions, wills, and trusts. And the third section is comprised of legal pleadings for many specific areas of law such as bankruptcy, criminal and appellate practices, federal practice, and domestic relations.

Criminal Law and Procedure for Legal Professionals

Author: John Phillip Feldmeier
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780138021160
Format: PDF, Docs
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CRIMINAL LAW AND PROCEDURES, 1/e bridges the gap between theoretical presentations of criminal law and procedure and the practical realities of working in the criminal justice field. It covers the essential principles, doctrines, and rules of criminal law and procedure, carefully balancing them with numerous “In the Field” special features offering insights drawn from real-world experiences. Students will find many examples and assignments drawn from both federal and state criminal cases, as well as many features and scenarios illuminating ethical standards for criminal justice professionals. Throughout, the text provides maximum flexibility to instructors teaching a wide range of pre-law, paralegal, and criminal justice students.

Business Organizations for Paralegals

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454861401
Format: PDF, ePub
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Comprehensive overview of business organizations for paralegals, presented in a student-friendly format. Coverage of all the various types of business organizations, providing a basic and thorough understanding without overwhelming students. Features: In-depth coverage of business entities, including in-depth information on limited liability companies, as well as cutting edge and emerging topics in business law, such as tax inversions. Logical sequencing of material for each business entity discussed. Each business entity is discussed in a life cycle approach: from its formation, to its advantages and disadvantages, to its operation, to its dissolution, and to its tax consequences. The text begins with an introduction to the various business entities and then progresses from the simplest, the sole proprietorship, through partnerships, to the most complex, the business corporation. The newest forms of business entities, the limited liability partnership and limited liability company, are also discussed. The text concludes with other forms of corporations, such as nonprofit and professional corporations. The text combines in-depth substantive coverage of topics with practical information, including checklists. Helpful pedagogy includes web resources, key terms, practice tips, and exercises

Economic Foundations of Law and Organization

Author: Donald Wittman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521859174
Format: PDF
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This book serves as a compact introduction to the economic analysis of law and organization. At the same time it covers a broad spectrum of issues. It is aimed at undergraduate economics students who are interested in law and organization, law students who want to know the economic basis for the law, and students in business and public policy schools who want to understand the economic approach to law and organization. The book covers such diverse topics as bankruptcy rules, corporate law, sports rules, the organization of Congress, federalism, intellectual property, crime, accident law, and insurance. Unlike other texts on the economic analysis of law, this text is not organized by legal categories but by economic theory. The purpose of the book is to develop economic intuition and theory to a sufficient degree so that one can apply the ideas to a variety of areas in law and organization.

Municipal Finances

Author: Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821399144
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book tells a fascinating story on municipal finances for local government practitioners with rich examples, global practices, and good and bad experiences the authors gained in decades of field work.

A Short and Happy Guide to Bankruptcy

Author: Bruce Markell
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781634594936
Format: PDF, Docs
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Bankruptcy is a complicated subject that covers a lot of ground. Bankruptcy lawyers can be found on Main Street and Wall Street. This efficient and effective guide to Bankruptcy will help you see the big picture. The authors focus on explaining the key concepts or building blocks that apply in any type of bankruptcy case, and then help you see those concepts in action in cases under the different chapters of the Bankruptcy Code, in proceedings ranging from individual consumer debtors in Chapter 7 or 13 to Fortune 500 Corporations in Chapter 11. To make the learning process more bearable, the authors have also infused the book with humor. Each of the authors is nationally-renowned law teacher who has practiced and taught Bankruptcy for many years. One of them is even a former bankruptcy judge. Based on that experience, in this book they have set forth understandable techniques for mastering the law governing bankruptcy law, procedure, and real-world practice (in an exceedingly attractive manner).

Consumer Credit Debt and Bankruptcy

Author: Johanna Niemi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847315224
Format: PDF
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After a long period of prosperity and steady economic growth, the world's leading economies are now in crisis, and although there will be debate about its origins, the scale and seriousness of the crisis is in no doubt. There is also no doubt that excessive amounts of consumer credit, allied to a weak understanding of how globalised credit markets might react to a crisis, have played a significant part. This book, which is primarily about credit, debt and the trouble they have led to, is written by authors who have specialised in researching into over-indebtedness, that is, situations in which an individual's debt burden has become overwhelming. For these authors the plight of individuals is a primary concern, but the wider issue is how credit is used and how it changes societies. The essays in this volume, addressing topics which are fundamental to our understanding of the current crisis, range widely across the whole sector of consumer finance, including mortgages, 'credit-binges', the regulation of consumer lending, insolvency, repayment plans, debt counselling and much more besides. The conclusions drawn from the book are equally wide-ranging, but above all the lesson learned from these essays is that the financialisation of contemporary life ensures that issues of the appropriate role of credit remain of critical importance in society.

Encyclopedia of White Collar Corporate Crime

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With more than 500 entries (including up-to-date information on such high profile cases as Martha Stewart and Enron), the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. This two-volume encyclopedia incorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. Each entry offers a thorough and thoughtful summary of the topic. Rather than a simple definition, users are given a satisfying and sophisticated synopsis with references for further study.