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Oh, Peter B. (2015) Business trusts. In: Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 268-279. ISBN 978 1 78347 439 4

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The business trust arguably is the most prominent and yet enigmatic organizational form used today. The problem is that no one knows exactly how prevalent business trusts are, much less why they are the preferred vehicle for a broad and diverse range of transactions. This chapter sheds some light on the business trust by examining its early history at common law, its subsequent mutation into modern statutory and contractarian forms, as well as some of its most common functions. The more closely we scrutinize the business trust, the more apparent it becomes that the pertinent question about business trusts is not why they exist, but rather why they are not used to an even greater extent than what we suspect.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Oh, Peter B.poh@pitt.edupoh
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Page Range: pp. 268-279
Schools and Programs: School of Law > Law > Faculty Publications
School of Law > Law
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternative Entities, Business Trusts, Statutory Business Trusts
ISBN: 978 1 78347 439 4
Title of Book: Research Handbook on Partnerships, LLCs and Alternative Forms of Business Organizations
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2019 12:56
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 20:56


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