Business Transactions Guide
By: A. Paul Mahaffy, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., M.B.A., F.I.C.B.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-2329-1
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 300 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2010-03-30
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $67.00

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Description
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.
About the Author

Paul Mahaffy is the author of Business Succession Guide, Private Company Shareholder Guide, Business Transactions Guide, The Private Company: A Legal and Business Guide for Owners and Managers, and Private Company Governance Guide, all published by Thomson Reuters. He maintains the blog Private Company Law: Cases and Comments. Paul has practised business law in Toronto, Canada with emphasis on purchase and sale transactions, business succession, private company governance, technology transfers, joint ventures and financing. He has acted as corporate counsel to the Bank of Nova Scotia and Canadian Pacific Limited, and has served as the President of the New Brunswick and Canada Railroad Company and as a director of BNS Mortgage Corp. and Bluenose Investments Inc. He has been Chairman of the Corporations Acts and Securities Legislation Committees of the Canadian Bankers' Association, as well as Chair of the Business Law Section and Secretary and Treasurer of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Paul has a B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology and Psychology and LL.B. from Queen's University, and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ontario Bar and has been certified as a specialist in corporate and commercial law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Paul is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course and Harvard University Negotiation Workshop. He has lectured at the Ontario Bar Admission Course and has been part of the training team for the Canadian Bar Association contract writing course for Cambodia bar admission students in Phnom Penh and for members of the Laos Bar in Vientiane. Paul has chaired a variety of Law Society and OBA programmes and has presented at the Law Society’s Special Lectures on Corporate & Commercial Law.

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