Business Associations

Quick Info
(2020.04)  Course
Instructor(s)
N. Puddicombe and A. McGovern; Adjunct Professors
Winter
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Presentation
Lectures and discussion
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement
No
Praxicum
No

This course provides an introduction to the laws governing the predominant forms of business organization in Canada – sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, professional corporations and corporations. The focus of the course will be on business corporations, with particular reference to the Canada Business Corporations Act. The course will canvass such topics as: the creation and organization of the corporation; the corporation as a distinct entity from its shareholders; pre-incorporation contracts; capital structure and activities of a corporation; roles and duties of directors and officers; corporate governance; shareholder rights and remedies; and an introduction to corporate transactions.