Essentials of Business Law and the Legal Environment 12th Edition

Extremely reader friendly, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, 12e uses a nontechnical presentation to help you understand the dynamics of today’s legal environment for business. Covering a broad variety of key subjects and emphasizing ethical decision making, the text presents all business law topics required for success on the CPA exam. Cases are carefully summarized and integrated in order to present both recent legal issues and landmark court decisions while minimizing legal jargon. The 12th Edition includes new “Going Global” features that highlight the international aspects of legal issues, more than 30 recent cases, updated coverage of limited liability companies and suretyship, amendments to UCC Articles, SEC rules on social media, recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, and much more.

About the Author

Barry S. Roberts received a B.S. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He served as a judicial clerk for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prior to practicing law in Pittsburgh. Professor Roberts is professor of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of Who’s Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive). He has written numerous articles on such topics as antitrust, products liability, constitutional law, banking law, employment law, and business associations. Professor Roberts has been a reviewer and staff editor for the American Business Law Journal. He is a co-author of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS, SMITH & ROBERSON’S BUSINESS LAW, ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW. Richard A. Mann received a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is professor of Business Law emeritus at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is past president of the Southeastern Regional Business Law Association. Professor Mann is a member of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and the North Carolina Bar (inactive). He has written extensively on a number of legal topics, including bankruptcy, sales, secured transactions, real property, insurance law, and business associations. Professor Mann has received the American Business Law Journal’s award both for the best article and for the best comment and, in addition, has served as a reviewer and staff editor for the publication. Professor Mann is a co-author of BUSINESS LAW AND THE REGULATION OF BUSINESS), SMITH & ROBERSON’S BUSINESS LAW), ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS LAW AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT, and CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS LAW.

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