Business Planning

The Business Planning Professional Track builds upon concepts taught in Business Organizations 1 and Taxation & Accounting Principles for Lawyers, providing students with an understanding of fundamental issues business attorneys regularly face, including basic tax treatment of various business entities and basic analysis and planning in the organization and operation of a business. The courses expose students to a range of statutory and regulatory issues, such as the federal securities concerns in raising capital, as well as important judicially developed doctrines with which a practitioner must be familiar in order to advise a business with respect to issues related to the structure, governance, and operation of the business.


Business Planning Required Courses:

Business Organizations 2 (3hrs) 9322

Securities Regulation (3hrs) 9344

Taxation of Business Entities (3hrs) 9346


Additional Required Course (take one of the following):

Business Planning and Drafting (2hrs) 9292 

Transactional Law Team (2hrs)

Contract Drafting and Negotiation (3hrs) 9316


Business Planning Electives (take at least 6 additional hours from this group of courses):

Business Planning Capstone (1hr) 9122

Business Planning and Drafting (2hrs) 9292 

Business Transactions: Mergers & Acquisitions Planning and Drafting (3hrs) 9319

Business Transactions: Venture Capital (3hrs) 9348

Client Counseling (2hrs) 9227

Commercial Law: Secured Transactions (3hrs) 9342

Contract Drafting and Negotiation (3hrs) 9316

International Business Transactions (2hrs) 9278

Real Estate Finance (3hrs) 9338

Taxation of Individuals & Family Businesses (3hrs) 9345

Transactional Law Practice Lab (1hr) 9118


Contact Professors Miller, Page or Teague for additional information.