Duquesne University School of Law

Legal Research Guides by Subject -- Corporate Law & Business Entities

Primary Sources

Statutes – under topics: Corporations and Securities
  • US Codeavailable on the Ground Floor and online via Hein Online
  • USCA - available in the Reporter Collection and online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).
  • USCS - available in the Reporter Collection and online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).
Regulations – mostly under Title 17
  • CFR - available in the Reporter Collection and online via Bloomberg Law, Hein Online, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).
  • Federal Register - available in the Reporter Collection and online via Bloomberg Law, Hein Online, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty).

Secondary Sources

Call Numbers for General Browsing

KF1073.I5   Insider Trading In Corporate Securities

KF1365-KF1382   Business Associations – Partnerships

KF1396-KF1415   Business Corporations – General

KF1422-KF1424   Corporate Management

KF1431-KF1444   Issuing of Securities

KF1448-KF1454   Shares & Shareholders' Rights

KF1477   Consolidation and Merger of Corporations

KF3512   Pension Trusts

KFP207   Pennsylvania Business Associations- Partnerships

KFP213.6-KFP213.8   Pennsylvania Corporate Management

KFP214   Pennsylvania Issuing of Securities

Introductory Resources (Study Aids)

  • Acing business associations: a checklist approach to business associations / by Michael A. Chasalow.  KF1414.85.C48 2010
  • Agency, partnership, and LLCs: examples and explanations 4th ed./ by Daniel S. Kleinberger. KF1345.Z9K6 2012
  • Agency, partnerships & LLCs 2nd ed. / by Stephen M. Bainbridge.  KF1345.Z9B24 2014
  • Agency, partnership, and the LLC in a nutshell 6th ed./ byJ. Dennis Hynes and Mark J. Loewenstein. KF1375.Z9 H95 2016
  • Business associations in a nutshell 3rd ed./ by Joseph Shade.  KF1384 .S53 2010
  • Business organizations law 3rd ed./ by James D. Cox and Thomas Lee Hazen. Hornbook series. KF1414 .C689 2011
  • Corporations: examples and explanations 8th ed./ by Alan R. Palmiter.  KF1414.85.P35 2015
  • Corporate law2nd ed. / by Stephen M. Bainbridge.  Concepts and insights series.  KF1416 .B355 2009
  • The law of corporations in a nutshell 6th ed./ byRobert W. Hamilton, Richard D. Freer.   KF1414.85.H35 2011
  • Mastering corporations and other business entities 2nd ed. / by Lee Harris.  KF1355 .H37 2016
  • Understanding corporate law4th ed./ by Arthur R. Pinto, Douglas M. Branson.  KF1414.P56 2013

 Encyclopedias

  • American Jurisprudence 2davailable online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty) Look under:  Corporations
  • Corpus Juris Secundum available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)  Look under:  Corporations

Treatises

  • Bisel's Pennsylvania business associations lawsource: relevant sections of Titles 15 and 54, current committee comments, and draftmen's comments for 1990 anti-takeover provisions/ [edited] by William H. Clark Jr.  KFP213 .B5 2014
  • Bromberg and Ribstein on partnership 2nd ed./ by Alan R. Bromberg, Larry E. Ribstein.  Available online via Fastcase.
  • Bromberg and Ribstein on limited liability partnerships and the Revised Uniform Partnership Act.  Available online via Fastcase.
  • The business judgment rule: fiduciary duties of corporate directors 6th ed./ by Stephen A. Radin.  Available online via Intelliconnect.
  • Business liability insurance answer book.  Available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Business liability insurance issues for corporate and litigation practitioners.  KFP193.B87 B873 2013
  • Choice of business entity / by Robert R. Keatinge, Ann E. Conaway, Bruce P. Ely.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate acquisitions and mergers / by Byron E. Fox, Eleanor M. Fox.  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate attorney's practice guide.  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate compliance answer book / by Holland and Knight; edited by Christopher A. Myers.  Available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate compliance practice guide.  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate director's guidebook / Corporate Laws Committee.  KF1423 .C67 2011 and also available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate governance: law and practice / Amy L. Goodman, Bart Schwartz, general editors.  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate governance: law, theory and policy / edited by Thomas W. Joo.  KF1422 .C6728 2010
  • Corporate governance guide.  Available online via Intelliconnect.
  • Corporate legal compliance handbook / by Theodore L. Banks, Frederick Z. Banks.  Available online via Intelliconnect.
  • Corporate legal departments: practicing law in a corporation / by Carole Basri, Irving Kagan.  Available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporation law / by James D. Cox and Thomas Lee Hazen.  KF1414 .C685 2012
  • Director & officer liability: indemnification & insurance / by John F. Olson, Josiah O. Hatch, Ty R. Sagalow and the publisher's editorial staff.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Director and officer liability in financial institutions: a deskbook / by Samuel Rosenthal.  Available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Directors and officers liability: prevention, insurance, and indemnification.  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Directors and officers liability insurance deskbook.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Drafting limited liability company operating agreements 3rd ed. / by John M. Cunningham.  Available online via Fastcase.
  • Fletcher cyclopedia of the law of corporations / originally authored by William Meade Fletcher; revised volumes by the publisher's editorial staff and other authors.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Fundamentals of corporate governance: a guide for directors and corporate counsel / by Gregory V. Varallo, Daniel A. Dreisbach, Blake Rohrbacher. KF1422 .V37 2009 and also available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Handbook for the conduct of shareholders' meetings /  by Tina Van Dam ; prepared by the Committee on Corporate Laws and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Section of Business Law American Bar Association.  KF1450 .H36 2010 and also available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Informal corporate disclosure under federal securities law: press releases, analyst calls and other communications / [edited by] Ted Trautmann, James Hamilton.  Available online via Intelliconnect.
  • Law of corporate officers & directors: indemnification & insurance / by Joseph Warren Bishop.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Law of corporate officers & directors: rights, duties, & liabilities / Edward Brodsky, M. Patricia Adamski.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Liability of corporate officers and directors  7th ed. / by William E. Knepper and Dan A. Bailey; contributing authors, Katharine B. Bowman, R. Stacy Lane, Robert L. Eblin.  Available online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships / by Thomas A. Humphreys.  Available online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability companies: a common core model of fiduciary duties.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability companies: a state-by-state guide to law & practice.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability companies: formation, operation, and conversion / Robert W. Wood, [editor].  Available online via Lexis Advance(Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability companies: law, practice & forms 2nd ed. / by Nicholas G. Karambelas.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • The limited liability company /by Phillip L. Jelsma, Pamela Everett Nollkamper.  Available online via Bloomberg Law (Bloomberg Law can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Limited liability company & partnership answer book 3rd ed. / by Alson R. Martin.  Available online via Fastcase.
  • Limited liability company handbook.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Meetings of stockholders / by R. Franklin Balotti, Jesse A. Finkelstein, Gregory P. Williams.  Available online via Intelliconnect and Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Mergers & acquisitions: developments and practice tips.  KFP215.C65 M473 2015
  • Modern corporation checklists / Brian O'Neil.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Officer and director liability. KF1423.A75 O44 2010
  • O'Neal & Thompson's close corporations and LLCs: law & practice.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • O'Neal & Thompson's oppression of minority shareholders & LLC members / by … F. Hodge O'Neal and Robert B. Thompson.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Organizing corporate and other business enterprises 6th ed. / by Mark R. Lee, Leonard Gross; chapter 6, Darryl L. Meyers.  Available online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Pennsylvania business corporation practice: a lawyer's manual, with forms 5th ed./ by Eric L.J. Brossman, Martha H. Brown, William H. Clark, Jr., Michael D. Ecker…..  KFP213 .P465
  • Pennsylvania commercial litigation 2nd ed./ by Harry F. Kunselman.  KFP152 .K86 2015
  • Practical guide to corporate governance and accounting: implementing the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act / by David E. Hardesty.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Recent developments in business and corporate litigation.  KF889.6 .R42 2014
  • Ribstein & Keatinge on limited liability companies 2nd ed. / by Larry E. Ribstein and Robert R. Keatinge.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Responsibilities of corporate officers & directors under Federal securities laws.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Shareholder disputes in closely held corporations, partnerships & LLCs.  KFP207.A75 S53 2014
  • Treatise on the law of corporations.  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Whitmire, Nelson, McKee, Kuller, Hallmark & Garcia: structuring & drafting partnership agreements: including LLC agreements / by Robert L. Whitmire … [et al.].  .  Available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)

Periodicals

  • Berkeley Business Law Journalavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Business Entities (WG&L) – available online via Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Business Law Journal (UC Davis) – available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty
  • Business Lawyer (ABA) – HeinOnline, Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Columbia Business Law Review available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Delaware Journal of Corporate Law available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journalavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Lawavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Harvard Business Law Review available online via HeinOnline
  • Hastings Business Law Journal available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Journal of Business and Securities Lawavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Journal of Corporate Law Studies available online via HeinOnline
  • Journal of Corporation Law available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Rutgers Business Law Journal available online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance HeinOnline, Lexis Advance (Lexis Advance can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Texas Journal of Business Law Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • Virginia Law and Business Reviewavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
  • William and Mary Business Law Reviewavailable online via HeinOnline, Lexis Advance & Westlaw (Lexis Advance & Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)
Restatements

Principles of Corporate Governance available online via Westlaw (Westlaw can only be accessed by current Duquesne Law students & faculty)

Legal Research Databases

  • Bloomberg BNA under Corporate Compliance Library and Corporate Practice Library
  • Bloomberg Law under Practice Centers under Corporate/M&A
  • CCH Intelliconnect under Corporation Law
  • ebrary Academic Complete –under Law search Corporate Law
  • Hein Online under Law Journal Library – look under Resources and Browse by Subject – Business/Economics
  • LegalTrac under Subject Guide Searchtab search Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, etc.
  • Legal Scholarship Network
  • Lexis Advance under Browse Topics under Business & Corporate Law
  • Westlaw under Corporations

Websites

Corporate Law in General
Insider Trading
Proxy Solicitation
Sales of Control
Mergers and Acquisitions
Indemnification
Insurance for Officers and Directors
Partnerships
Limited Liability Companies
Other Libraries Corporate Law Research Guides
Blogs

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Created by Patty Horvath
3/25/2016