Business Associations

Quick Info
(2020.04)  Course
G. Ellinidis; Adjunct Professor
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Lecture, discussion. 3 hours in class and one hour synchronous remote (Zoom).
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

This course introduces the laws governing various forms of business associations in Canada. The course will cover sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, franchises with a particular focus on business corporations. The course will canvass such topics as:

·        what are, and when do you use, a sole proprietorship, agency, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, professional corporations and franchises;
·        the creation, organization and powers of the corporation;
·        the capital structure and activities of the corporation;
·        the management and control of the corporation;
·        shareholder rights;
·        the duties and responsibilities of shareholders, directors and officers;
·        shareholder derivative actions and other remedies;
·        introduction to corporate transactions;
·        the liquidation and dissolution of the corporation; and
·        Elements of Foreign Direct Investment (if time allows).