This course provides a broad overview of fundamental business law concepts, including legal contracts, business entities and finance. We will look at different types of business entities including their purpose, formation and how business is conducted by a business entity. We will look at business combinations generally, including mergers, joint ventures, licensing deals and asset sales. The course also will provide an overview of securities laws, the uniform commercial code, corporate governance and the negotiation of business deals. We will use a variety of real world examples and scenarios, as well as real documents, to make these concepts relevant.