Curriculum for LL.M. in Closely-held Businesses

Since the primary objective of the program is to prepare the students to establish and represent closely-held businesses, the courses will emphasize the practical aspects of drafting and representing closely-held businesses. To obtain the degree, each student will be required to complete 12 credit hours in required courses and a minimum of 12 credit hours in elective courses.  The following list of courses merely identifies the possible curriculum. Additional courses can be added. This list simply shows that enough significant and substantive courses can be established to justify an LL.M. Program.

Required Courses

Credits

1. Operation, Management and Control of Closely-held Businesses

2

2. Design and Drafting of Corporate Operating Documents  

2

3. Design and Drafting of Limited Liability Company Operating Documents

2

4. Income Taxation of Corporation

2

5. Income Taxation of Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships

2

6. Business Financing

2

Elective Courses

Credits

1. Accounting for Lawyers

2

2. Intellectual Property

2

3. Employment Law

2

4. Business Succession Planning

2

5. Franchise Law

2

6. Trademark and Copyright Law

2

7. Commercial Real Estate Transactions

2

8. International Business Transaction

2

9. Designing Fringe Benefits and Other Compensation for Owners and Key Employees

2

10. Internet Law

2


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