This course introduces legal issues as they relate to forming and a running a business. Students learn the general laws as they pertain to business with special focus on laws which pertain to selection of corporate form and formation, contracting, intellectual property, torts in the business context, litigation and bankruptcy. Ethical decision-making and legal thinking will be introduced. This course teaches entrepreneurs how to manage the law from start-up with contract law and forms of business organization through securities law for public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and bankruptcy. To succeed, businesses need to effectively manage intellectual property and employment law issues. Managers also must be aware of their legal obligation of loyalty to the firm and seek to manage litigation risks involved with product liability, antitrust and other areas of law.