Wayne State University

Business and corporate law

Business and corporate law is a dynamic field providing opportunities to engage with today’s complex globalized markets through a variety of perspectives:

  • Transactional lawyers help businesses organize their enterprises, negotiate mergers and acquisitions, develop financing strategies and access investors and lenders through the capital markets.
  • Lawyers working with startups operate in a variety of distinct but related legal and business fields, including securities, intellectual property, tax and labor law.
  • Corporate litigators deal with a range of issues, from lawsuits generated by hostile offers to the rights of investors against securities issuers. They also defend corporations and executives in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.
  • Tax lawyers provide critical advice and litigation assistance on rules and regulations central to individual and business financial issues.
  • International experts deal with legal and tax issues relevant to cross-border business transactions, international financing arrangements, international trade issues and doing business in countries around the world.

Wayne Law offers an extensive business curriculum taught by widely recognized full-time faculty. The Law School also offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire experience in the real world of corporate and small business legal practice through the Business and Community Law Clinic.

Watch this video of Professor Peter Henning to learn more about business and corporate law. 

Is business and corporate law right for you?
Corporate lawyers work with large and small businesses as they develop, expand and contract. Practitioners confront a wide range of challenging and exciting legal issues. For example, are you interested in:

  • Determining the most-efficient form for a new business?
  • Complex negotiations of mergers and acquisitions?
  • Capital market debt or equity offerings?
  • Litigation of white-collar crimes, such as insider trading?
  • Analysis of the tax consequences of cross-border transactions?
  • The function of the Securities and Exchange Commission?
  • Foreign legal frameworks that impact multinational businesses?

If so, then consider studying business and corporate law at Wayne Law.

If you have questions, contact Admissions at (313) 577-3937 or lawinquire@wayne.edu.

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