Top Ten Books in Corporate Law (Practitioner)

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J.W. Verret, Top Ten Books in Corporate Law (Practitioner), Truth on the Market (September 17, 2010),

My previous post listing my favorite books in corporate governance turned out to be fairly popular.  A few readers suggested however that my list contained few books that a practitioner would find useful in day to day practice.  I don’t know whether that’s true, but I will accept that my list had an academic focus.  Here is a list of my ten favorite books with a practioner focus.  Most of them are treatises.  What’s missing is the “Guide to Dodd-Frank” although I am sure someone will publish that once the implementing regulations are completed.  Until then, of course, your best bet to understand the corporate governance implications of Dodd-Frank is to read Defending Against Shareholder Proxy Access: Delaware’s Future Reviewing Company Defenses in the Era of Dodd-Frank.

Wolfe & Pittenger, Corporate and Commercial Practice in the Delaware Court of Chancery: Procedures in Equity, LexisNexis Matthew Bender

Ribstein and Keatinge on Limited Liability Companies, West Second Edition

John Olson and Amy Goodman, A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules, Aspen Fourth Edition

Loss, Seligman, & Paredes, Fundamentals of Securities Regulation, Aspen, Fifth Edition,

Marc Steinberg, Securities Regulation: Liabilities and Remedies, Law Journal Press

Welch, Saunders, & Turezyn, Folk on the Delaware General Corporation Law, Fifth Edition

R. Franklin Balotti, Delaware Law of Corporations and Business Organizations Deskbook, Aspen

Stephen A. Radin, The Business Judgment Rule: Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers, Wolters Kluwer Sixth Edition

Drexler, Black, & Sparks, Delaware Corporate Law and Practice, Matthew Bender

Stephen Bainbridge, The Complete Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley: Understanding How Sarbanes-Oxley Affects Your Business, Adams Media