What Matters and why
Author: Daniel B. Bogart,John Makdisi
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
A concise and student-friendly study guide, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why emphasizes the essential components of Property Law, how they fit together, and why. Explicit pedagogical features include graphics, Sidebars, and Frequently Asked Questions, among others, to guide comprehension and reinforce learning. Along with an attractive two-color page design, Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why features: basic coverage of the main themes of Property Law--what matters and why a variety of pedagogical elements that enhance learning and facilitate use: Overviews that briefly introduce and position the topic of each chapter within the context of the course, to convey to students what the topic is about and why it matters FAQs, or frequently asked questions, with straightforward answers that address common mistakes and misconceptions Sidebars that serve different purposes, such as explaining terminology, offering additional insights, providing study tips or practice pointers Charts and other visual aids that illustrate concepts Key terms are highlighted and defined in the text Chapter Summaries, a list of key points to remind students of the essentials Connections, brief sections at the end of each chapter, that connect the material just covered to topics in other chapters and in chapters to follow--showing students the interconnected structure of the law's framework a clear and informal writing style from the authors of the popular workbook, Estates in Land and Future Interests, which clearly lays out an intricate area of Property Law Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why complements the coverage in the best-selling casebook, Property, Sixth Edition, by Dukeminier, Krier, Alexander, and Schill, and provides multiple platforms for testing and reinforcing student understanding and retention. If you have students who could use help with their casebook assignments, you can confidently refer them to Inside Property Law: What Matters and Why. *A Teacher's Manual may be available for this book. Teacher's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. for more information or to request a copy, please contact Aspen Publishers at 800-950-5259 or [email protected]
Author: Gary N. Skoloff,Richard H. Singer,Ronald L. Brown
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Prenuptial agreements have exploded over the past 20 years, not only among celebrities, but also for all types of people who desire to protect, manage, or enhance their personal, family, or business assets against foreseen and unforeseen circumstances. Attorneys have been assigned the task of cutting through a morass of issues to create agreements that achieve the goals of their clients while meeting complex, and often subtle, legal requirements. Drafting Prenuptial Agreements is the first guidebook ever to cover this growing area of family law. Written by Gary N. Skoloff and Richard H. Singer, Jr., Skoloff and& Wolfe, Livingston NJ, and Ronald L. Brown, Editor, American Journal of Family Law, Aspen Publishers, Drafting Prenuptial Agreements presents a pragmatic approach to preparing successful agreements quickly and effectively in any situation by grouping together and identifying the common areas that need to be addressed. The authors guide you through planning the agreement and the types of issues to discuss with different clients. This thoughtful organization gives you easy access to the tools you need to clearly present the range of choices to be addressed in each type of agreement and situation. Five sample agreements create broad groupings of issues which let you quickly zero in on the concerns parties at specific stages of life and affluence are most likely to want covered by their prenuptial agreement: YOUNG-YOUNG, EQUAL ASSETSand—For young people in the early stages of promising careers, where each has some assets and wants to protect these, as well as their careers, as separate property. YOUNG-YOUNG, DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETSand—For people of middle age or younger, where one already has, or is likely to acquire, substantial assets, and wants to protect these assets as separate property, while reasonably providing for the needs of the marriage, as well as the spouse and any children upon divorce. YOUNG-OLD, DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETSand—For a couple with a large age disparity, where the older party has substantial wealth which he or she wants to preserve for his or her estate, and also wants to provide for disability or incapacity. OLD-OLD, DISPROPORTIONATE ASSETSand—For an elderly couple, where one party has substantially fewer assets than the other, yet is comfortable, and where both want to protect their separate property, provide for a comfortable lifestyle during the marriage and reasonably provide for the spouse with fewer assets upon death or divorce. OLD-OLD, EQUAL ASSETSand—For older parties with similar assets who want to protect their property as separate, yet provide an arrangement by which they can live commensurate with their resources. Drafting Prenuptial Agreements includes a CD-ROM with sample agreements and hundreds of time-saving clauses!
Foundations, Concepts, Applications
Author: Fred Van Dyke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Fred Van Dyke’s new textbook, Conservation Biology: Foundations, Concepts, Applications, 2nd Edition, represents a major new text for anyone interested in conservation. Drawing on his vast experience, Van Dyke’s organizational clarity and readable style make this book an invaluable resource for students in conservation around the globe. Presenting key information and well-selected examples, this student-friendly volume carefully integrates the science of conservation biology with its implications for ethics, law, policy and economics.
Author: Harvey E. Bines,Steve Thel
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
In its First Edition, this classic treatise called attention to the duty of reasonable care, the duty of loyalty and the public duty of fiduciaries to the marketplace. Grounded in the idea that prudent investing is to be defined by professional practices accepted as appropriate at the time of investment by the management, thereby permitting such practices to adapt to changing conditions and insights, the field of investment management law and regulation has at its center the goal of a common standard of care for investment.Now in its Second Edition, this definitive guide to investment management law and regulation helps you to profitably adapt to today's new and changing conditions and anticipate tomorrow's regulatory response.Here are just a few of the reasons why Investment Management Law and Regulation will be so valuable to you:Explains and analyzes all the ins and outs of the law, clarifies the complexities, answers your questions, points out pitfalls and helps you avoid themCovers the entire field in one volume, saves you valuable time and effort in finding information and searching through stacks of referencesEnsures compliance with all relevant regulations, makes sure nothing is overlooked, protects you against costly mistakesUpdates you on the latest important changes, tells you what is happening now and what is likely to happen in the future Investment Management Law and Regulation is the only up-to-date volume to offer a comprehensive examination of the field of investment management law, covering everything from financial theory and legal theory to the various aspects of hands-on fund management. It's the only resource of its kind that:Identifies and explains the financial theories that control the development of investment management law across management activitiesGives critical judicial, legislative, and regulatory history that makes recent law and regulation more comprehensibleCovers all areas of regulation governing the activities of investment managers, including marketing, suitability, advisory contacts, fees, exculpation and indemnification, performance, fiduciary obligations, conflicts of interest, best executionProvides the practical tools that help predict more effectively how regulators will respond to new marketplace developments and productsIntegrates investment management law and regulation for all institutional investment managersAnd more Whether you are a manager, broker, banker, or legal counsel, a seasoned professional or just starting out, this treatise will quickly become your most trusted guide through the intricacies of this complex, critical, and closely scrutinized area
Author: C. Kerry Fields,Fields, Kevin C.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
This new text is a practical paralegal text with solid pedagogy and excellent teaching support. This clearly organized text includes all the topics needed in an accessible format, focusing on what paralegals need to know using a practical, non-theory based approach. The logical, three-part organization takes students through the process of purchasing and managing real estate, and the clear, modular chapter organization makes this book easy to tailor to different course configurations. The book begins with coverage of Real Property Interests, followed by Purchasing, Financing, and Conveying Real Estate, and concluding with Owning and Operating Real Estate. In addition, excellent pedagogy enhances the well-written textual explanations and thoughtful Review Questions, Practice Problems, and Chapter Assignments encourage students to apply the concepts learned. Features: Practical, non-theoretical, and contemporary approach specifically designed with paralegal instructors in mind Developed to compete head-to-head with Hinkel, the longentrenched leader in this market. Modular organization makes it easy to reorganize the text to fit the format of different courses. Each chapter features learning objectives, chapter outlines and introductions, and marginal definitions. A wealth of forms and practical examples are included in every chapter. Helpful pedagogy and a comprehensive teaching package designed to make class preparation as easy as possible
Author: Neal R. Bevans
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Real Estate and Property Law for Paralegals, Second Editionprovides a solid foundation of the basics of real estate law, including the practicalities of daily legal work. This user-friendly text covers all the key topics in real estate law that paralegals need to know, including the basic elements of real property, the different methods used to record and describe property, the methods used to transfer title, the rights associated with real estate ownership, the elements of real estate contracts, an extensive discussion of landlord/tenant law, deeds, mortgages, restrictions on land use, title insurance and title examinations, the closing process, and tax implications.Features that make this classroom-tested textbook a success include:An emphasis onpractical skillsthroughout the book. Students are given a realistic understanding of what it is like to practice in the real world. Aneasy-to-read and engaging stylethat utilizes numerous real world examples and illustrations, emphasizing the practical nature of real estate law.Effective teaching toolsthat include:chapter objectivesto open each chapter“Issue at a Glance”boxes in each chapter that summarize important legal conceptsmarginal definitionsnumerousfigures, tables, and formscase excerptsthat discuss legal theory and practical applications“Skills You Need in the Real World”sections in each chapter that highlight particular paralegal skills.Web sitesto assist students in gathering more informationKey Terms, Review Questions, and Practical Applicationsexercises at the end of every chapter. Awell-developed instructor’s manualwith a test bank, lesson plans, suggested syllabi, web resources, and additional assignments as well asPowerPoint slidesfor each chapter.The Second Edition has been thoughtfully reviewed and thoroughly updated and contains:New student workbook, included on CD with the text, provides additional opportunities for applying the law. The workbook includes student activities, online exercises, and review tools such as true/false questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and matchingUpdated forms and examplesNew casesState-specific supplementsGive your students the advantage of a solid underpinning in all of the intricacies of real estate law with this practical, clear, and concise text.
Author: Sydney S. Traum,Judith Rood Traum
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
This quick-reference manual lets you help clients take full advantage of their S corporation status and minimize their taxes. It leads you directly to authoritative information on every aspect of the S corporation, enabling you to: Arm the S corporation against the potential tax traps hidden in the Small Business Tax Protection Act. Maximize the tax benefits of S corporation status. Make a qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary (QSub) election. Identify transactions that will trigger the built-in gains tax. Avoid added tax liability or loss of S corporation status from passive investment income. Capitalize on the permissible differences in stock rights to facilitate estate planning and ownership transfers. Determine allocation of income, losses, and deductions in the termination year of the S corporation. Plus, there are citations to the controlling rules, regulations, and court decisions that will save you hours of research.