This course provides an introduction to the laws governing the predominant forms of business organization in Canada, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships and corporations. The focus of the course will be on business corporations. In general, topics such as the following will be covered:
• the creation and organization of the corporation
• constitutional considerations
• the corporation as a distinct entity from its shareholders
• pre-incorporation contracts
• corporate criminal, tortious and contractual liability
• corporate capital structures
• directors’ and officers’ duties
• shareholders’ rights/remedies.
Reference will also be made to theoretical approaches to the study of the corporation and students will be asked to think critically about the proper role of corporations in contemporary society.
Depending on circumstances, this course may need to shift to remote online sessions with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous components.
The above information is provided for course registration purposes only and is subject to change at any time.