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Business Law and Strategy
Business Law and Strategy

Business Law and Strategy, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 126567650X | ISBN13: 9781265676506
By Sean Melvin, David Orozco and F. E. Guerra-Pujol
© 2024

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Melvin’s Business Law and Strategy 2e employs critical thinking and practical, real-world examples to reinforce to students that every business decision has legal implications, regardless of the industry. Through a strategic framework, Business Law and Strategy helps undergraduate business students examine how companies can proactively use the law to craft and execute strategy, and ultimately achieve competitive advantage. A robust technology suite of products supports the text content with online assignments and activities emulating common business situations in which students can actively explore the consequences of various actions and sharpen their strategic thinking skills.   

Chapter 1: Legal Foundations and Thinking Strategically
Chapter 2: Business, Societal, and Ethical Contexts of Law
Chapter 3: Business and the Constitution
Chapter 4: The American Judicial System, Jurisdiction, and Venue
Chapter 5: Resolving Disputes: Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 6: International Law and Global Commerce
Chapter 7: Privacy Law and Information Management

Chapter 8: Contracts: Overview, Mutual Assent, and Consideration
Chapter 9: Capacity and Legality
Chapter 10: Enforceability
Chapter 11: Performance
Chapter 12: Breach and Remedies
Chapter 13: Sales: Overview of Article 2
Chapter 14: Sales Contracts: Agreement, Consideration, and the Statute of Frauds
Chapter 15: Title, Allocation of Risk, and Insurable Interest
Chapter 16: Performance and Cure in Sales Contracts
Chapter 17: Breach and Remedies in a Sales Transaction
Chapter 18: UCC Article 2A: Lease Contracts
Chapter 19: Sales Warranties

Chapter 20: Negotiable Instruments: Definition, Creation, and Categories
Chapter 21: Negotiation, Indorsements, and Holder in Due Course
Chapter 22: Liability, Defenses, and Discharge
Chapter 23: Checks, Deposits, and Financial Institutions
Chapter 24: Secured Transactions
Chapter 25: Creditors’ Rights
Chapter 26: Bankruptcy and Alternatives

Chapter 27: Choice of Business Entity and Sole Proprietorships
Chapter 28: Partnerships
Chapter 29: Limited Liability Companies
Chapter 30: Corporations: Formation and Organization
Chapter 31: Corporate Transactions: Acquistions and Mergers

Chapter 32: Overview of the Securities Market: Definition, Categories, and Regulation
Chapter 33: Regulation of Issuance: The Securities Act of 1933
Chapter 34: Regulation of Trading: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Chapter 35: Regulation of Corporate Governance and Financial Markets

Chapter 36: Agency Formation, Categories, and Authority
Chapter 37: Duties and Liabilities of Principals and Agents
Chapter 38: Employment at Will
Chapter 39: Employment Regulation and Labor Law
Chapter 40: Employment Discrimination

Chapter 41: Torts and Products Liability
Chapter 42: Administrative Law
Chapter 43: Consumer Protection
Chapter 44: Criminal Law and Procedure
Chapter 45: Insurance Law
Chapter 46: Environmental Law
Chapter 47: Antitrust and Regulation of Competition

Chapter 48: Personal Property, Real Property, and Land Use Law
Chapter 49: Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Chapter 50: Intellectual Property


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About the Author

Sean Melvin

Sean P. Melvin is an associate professor of business law in the School of Business at Elizabethtown College (Pennsylvania), where he served as department chair for eight years, won the Delta Mu Delta Outstanding Teacher of the Year award, and received several Faculty Merit awards for teaching and scholarship. Prior to his appointment at Elizabethtown, he was an assistant professor of business at a large state university where he taught in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Before his academic career, Professor Melvin was a corporate lawyer in a large Philadelphia-based law firm and went on to become vice president and general counsel at a publicly traded technology company.

Professor Melvin is the author or co-author of nine books (including six textbooks), has contributed scholarly and professional articles and case studies to over two dozen publications, and is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). His article “Case Study of a Coffee War” was selected as Best International Case Study at the 86th annual ALSB conference.

David Orozco

David Orozco is the Bank of America Professor of Business Administration at Florida State University’s College of Business. Professor Orozco has won several teaching awards and enjoys writing about law, legal strategy, ethics, and compliance. He has written dozens of interdisciplinary law and management articles in top law reviews and peer-reviewed journals and has won multiple research awards. He is an active member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) and served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal (ABLJ). He is a co-founder of a legal tech startup company called SettleShark, LLC, and he maintains an active presence on Twitter @ProfessorOrozco.

F. E. Guerra-Pujol

F. E. Guerra-Pujol teaches business law at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he also serves as faculty editor of The Pegasus Review, UCF’s undergraduate research journal. Prior to his appointment at UCF, he was an associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University School of Law in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and practiced business and tax law with a large Latin American law firm. Professor Guerra-Pujol received his BA from UC Santa Barbara and his JD from Yale Law School.

Professor Guerra-Pujol has published refereed articles, book chapters, and other scholarly works on the law and ethics of strategic decision-making and is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). He is currently writing a book titled Alternate Legal Worlds exploring law from a science fiction perspective.


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