Law and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

This course provides a survey of business law topics typically encountered when advising small, new, and entrepreneurial businesses.  Topics range from selection of an appropriate business entity type and completing the legal formalities to establish the entity to exits from business ownership.  In between students will be exposed to legal issues of importance to entrepreneurs including basic tax considerations, debt and equity finance, employee and independent contractor issues, securing intellectual property rights, typical contract matters, insurance, creditors rights and the UCC.  Each topic will be taught from the perspective of advising a small business client on essential legal requirements for protection of their business interest with emphasis on practical ways to meet those requirements.  Prerequisites: None