Gabilondo, Markham, and Hazen's Corporate Finance: Debt, Equity, and Derivative Markets and Their Intermediaries, 4th
This casebook comprehensively surveys the legal and business issues raised by how business entities manage their capital structure. To prepare students to represent corporate issuers, institutional investors, and regulators, the casebook blends state law, federal securities regulation, accounting standards, professional responsibility norms, financial concepts, and business strategy into a practical deal perspective that emphasizes the client’s funding objectives. Coverage starts with the corporate issuer’s short-term liquidity, moves to notes, bonds, and mezzanine finance, and then continues down the balance sheet into equity, first common stock, then preferred, and, finally, judicial valuation of net worth. The casebook puts these issues in the context of federal regulation of securities, futures, and financial derivatives markets.