This Hornbook is an indispensable resource for both legal practitioners focusing on business and finance as well as students taking classes in business associations, corporate finance, securities regulation and mergers and acquisitions. The book expertly lays out the fundamentals of corporate finance from a legal and business perspective in a manageable, user-friendly manner. The author highlights how accounting, finance and corporate law intersect and operate synergistically. The book provides an in-depth analysis of how the law affects both equity securities (common stock and preferred stock) and debt securities (bonds, debentures and notes), as well as a company’s capital structure generally. New to the Second Edition is a substantial chapter focused on raising capital through the issuance of securities through both registered public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933 and transactions exempt from Securities Act registration. The SEC's integration of multiple securities offerings is also covered.