The condensed edition of Professional Responsibility in the Life of the Lawyer introduces students to the legal and ethical issues they will encounter along their career paths. The law governing lawyers is presented at every career stage, from seeking admission to the bar, to acquiring clients and representing them in various practice areas, and then to the pursuit of mid-career opportunities and eventual retirement. In every chapter, students are placed in the role of lawyer and asked to solve realistic problems by applying professional conduct rules and other sources of law. The book’s “Profiles of Attorney Professionalism” introduce students to positive lawyer role models.
This Law In A Nutshell: Federal Income Taxation of Partners & Partnerships is a reliable source on the federal income taxation of partners and partnerships. The text contains an authoritative summary on the organization, tax accounting, allocations, distributions, and liabilities of a partnership. It also discusses subjects such as contributed property, partner-partnership transactions, transferring interests, and what happens when a partner retires.
It covers partnership formation, including contributions of property and admission of service partners, allocation of income and loss, tax accounting, and sharing of recourse and nonrecourse liabilities. Building on this foundation, the book also addresses advanced topics, including transactions between partners and partnerships, sales of partnership interests, distributions of property, optional and mandatory basis adjustments, and planning for retirement or death of a partner. Numerous concrete examples illustrate the tax treatment of specific transactions, allowing students to grasp the principles of partnership taxation in a problem-oriented course. The revised edition reflects developments through September 2012, including codified economic substance doctrine and penalty provisions; choice of business form and classification of series entities; at-risk and passive loss rules as applied to LLCs and LLPs; partnership debt-equity exchanges and proposed “carried interest” legislation; new rules on accounting for partner's varying interests in the partnership; and disguised sale transactions and recent tax-shelter decisions.
Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.