This book makes the Business Associations or Corporations course accessible to students whether or not they already know anything about business. In a conversational tone, the original text and problems emphasize the legal issues that 99% of lawyers will encounter in their professional career. The book is organized around the life-cycle of a business. And while it includes landmark cases, the focus is on the legal issues encountered when starting a business, growing a business, and ending a business. This is the only current casebook for an introductory course in business associations that is co-authored by a business school professor. The book thus consistently and clearly provides students with the business context for understanding the legal issues explored.