Minor Myers

Associate Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise
Corporate Law
Local Government Law
Property
Education
B.A., Connecticut College
J.D., Yale Law School

Advanced Corporate and Securities Law: Business Combinations

This course will explore the law and economics of business combinations: hostile takeovers, proxy contests, leveraged buyouts, friendly mergers, state and federal regulation of acquisitions activity, and corporate governance issues. The focus will chiefly be on contract, corporate, and securities law issues and will avoid tax, antitrust, and compensation issues. The basic corporations class is a prerequisite. Securities regulation is helpful but not required.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Corporate Finance

Prerequisite: Corporations

This is an advanced course in corporations that emphasizes their financial aspects. Students taking the course do not need a background in finance, since the course provides the groundwork of basic financial theory. The course is concerned with the advanced and detailed study of the legal problems in the issuance and reacquisition of shares; analysis of dividends and distributions; capital structures and corporate indebtedness; types of securities; and related security features of organizational changes (amendments, mergers, consolidations, sales of assets).

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

Property

This course introduces students to the laws governing real and personal property transfer and ownership. Topics covered may include the historical development of various kinds of present and future interests in property; the sale and financing of real estate; landlord-tenant law; land use regulation; gifts of personal property; and non-traditional property rights.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.