The perfect guide to negotiating and structuring business transactions, Business Transactions Guide explains the business terms that will eventually comprise the resulting agreements. Unlike existing books focused on commercial transactions which simply provide agreement precedents, this book summarizes the terms usually found in these agreements, written in a reader-friendly way so that you will be better prepared for contract negotiations, as well as be better equipped to explain the contract terms to others within their respective organization. The book was designed as a guide to assist, not in drafting certain business agreements, but in understanding them in the context of the deal process from initial discussions to closing. Suitable not only for those within the accounting, financial and legal community, but for those in general business as well who deal with a variety of contracts in the course of their day. From confidentiality agreements and Financial Institution Commitment Letters to partnership, shareholder and joint venture agreements, this book provides the guidance you need to get the best deal.