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Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing

Third Edition

Adeptly Bridges the Gap Between Law School and Practice

Therese H. Maynard
William G. Coskran Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Business Law Practicum
Loyola Law School, Los Angleles

Dana M. Warren
Clinical Professor of Law, Emeritus
Loyola Law School, Los Angleles

Shannon Treviño
Patrick J. McDonough Director, Business Law Practicum
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Loyola Law School, Los Angleles

2018. 1,008 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-8215-2. With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book

Through the use of a simulated deal format, Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing gives students a real-world appreciation of the “life cycle of a deal.”  This unique casebook exposes students to the typical life cycle of the types of business transactions that corporate lawyers work on as part of their daily practice. Students will gain a meaningful sense of the role of the lawyer in the deal-making process, including the ethical dilemmas that are common – and exclusive – to the practice of law in a transactional rather than litigation setting.

Written by Therese Maynard, Professor of Law, an accomplished classroom teacher and established author, Dana Warren, Clinical Professor of Law, Emeritus, who represented growth companies and venture capital investors for over 25 years, and new to the third edition, Shannon Treviño, Director of Loyola’s Business Law Practicum, who practiced corporate law at a large international law firm, this exceptional casebook: 

  • integrates the teaching of transactional lawyering skills with the presentation of new substantive law that is critical to the success of a junior corporate lawyer practicing in a transactional setting
  • focuses on the use of strategic joint ventures and venture capital funding to finance new, start-up businesses and demonstrates how to analyze both the legal issues and the business considerations that must be taken into account in planning the structure and negotiating the terms of a capital-raising transaction
  • provides prepared graded assignments that are representative of the work assignments expected of a junior corporate lawyer practicing in a transactional setting, detailed lecture notes and other supplemental teaching materials
  • uses assignments that challenge students to apply their mastery of the substantive knowledge in the context of giving advice to a start-up client who seeks to complete a capital-raising transaction

This one-of-a-kind casebook bridges the gap between law school and practice. Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing offers a new and innovative approach to educating today’s law students so that they will be well prepared to begin the practice of law in a transactional setting.