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The Legal Environment of Business, A Managerial Approach: Theory to Practice: 2024 Release
The Legal Environment of Business, A Managerial Approach: Theory to Practice: 2024 Release

The Legal Environment of Business, A Managerial Approach: Theory to Practice: 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1265602786 | ISBN13: 9781265602789
By Sean Melvin and F. E. Guerra-Pujol

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Legal Environment of Business, A Managerial Approach: Theory to Practice emphasizes bridging the gap between understanding legal doctrines that impact the business environment and how business owners and managers use legal insight to limit liability and manage risk. Its distinct approach focuses on using teaching features, simulations, case studies, examples, and case law that is accessible and engaging because it is specifically tailored for business students. 

Chapter 1 Legal Foundations 
Chapter 2 Business and the Constitution 
Chapter 3 The American Judicial System, Jurisdiction, and Venue 
Chapter 4 Resolving Disputes: Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Chapter 5 Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Law
Chapter 6 Overview and Formation of Contracts 
Chapter 7 Contract Enforceability and Performance
Chapter 8 Contracts for the Sale of Goods 
Chapter 9 Torts and Products Liability 

Chapter 10 Agency 
Chapter 11 Employment Relationships and Labor Law 
Chapter 12 Employment Discrimination 

Chapter 13 Choice of Business Entity, Sole Proprietorships, and Partnerships 
Chapter 14 Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships 
Chapter 15 Corporations 
Chapter 16 Regulation of Securities, Corporate Governance, and Financial Markets 

Chapter 17 Administrative Law
Chapter 18 Environmental Law 
Chapter 19 Antitrust and Regulation of Competition 
Chapter 20 Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy 
Chapter 21 Warranties and Consumer Protection Law 
Chapter 22 Criminal Law and Procedure in Business 
Chapter 23 Personal Property, Real Property, and Land Use Law 
Chapter 24 Intellectual Property 
Chapter 25 International Law and Global Commerce 

1. Coffee Wars: Starbucks v. Charbucks
2. The Odwalla Juice Company Crisis 
3. Fraud under the Arches: The McDonald’s Game Piece Scandal 

A. The Constitution of the United States of America 
B. Excerpts from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 

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.

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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