Robert J Borghese

Robert J Borghese
  • Adjunct Professor

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    666 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Overview

 

Mr. Borghese is a member of the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a Lecturer in Law and Entrepreneurial Management. He teaches courses in the Wharton M.B.A., Executive M.B.A. and Engineering Management and Technology programs on legal aspects of entrepreneurship and legal issues for growth companies and on mergers and acquisitions. He has also lectured extensively on legal and strategy issues for start-up and emerging growth companies. Mr. Borghese is the author of M&A from Planning to Integration: Executing Acquisitions and Increasing Shareholder Value published by McGraw-Hill Publishers (see publications).

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • LGST101 - LAW AND SOCIAL VALUES

    This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business in the context of social values. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An in-depth examination of contract law is included.

  • LGST213 - LEG ASP ENTREPRENSHIP

    This practically oriented course examines the critical legal issues confronting start-ups with a focus on innovation and disruption. Cutting edge topics include the new drone law, which permits companies to benefit from the efficiency of aerial view techniques. Students will learn to use the law to manage risk, deploy resources and maximize value by analyzing cases, statutes, pleadings and contracts. The course covers the entire lifecycle of a business and deals with confidentiality, non-competition and invention assignment clauses, tax advantages of limited liability companies (LLC) v. corporations or partnerships, securities law strategy for raising venture capital, independent contractor v. employee concerns, discrimination laws, merger and acquisition exit plans, intellectual property (IP) including patent, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks, as well as restructuring and bankruptcy. Students will emerge from the course with the skills and tools to draft term sheets tailored to their business models, as well as mitigate liability via risk-protective policies, insurance and management of litigation. The course fulfills elective requirements for 6 Concentrations, Majors, or Minors: * Wharton Legal Studies and Business Ethics; * Wharton Entrepreneurship and Innovation/Managment; * Wharton Social Impact and Responsibility; * SAS Legal Studies Minor; * SAS STSC Major(Science, Technology and Society)--with permission; * Engineering Entrepreneurship Minor--with permission.

  • LGST813 - LEG ASP ENTREPRENRSHP

    Legal and Transactional Aspects of Entrepreneurship is a practical and intensive course that examines the critical legal and transactional issues confronting start-up and emerging growth companies. Although the context of the course is early stage companies, many of the concepts studied are equally applicable to more mature, established companies. The course provides perspective on how to use the law strategically to manage risk, deploy resources and maximize shareholder value. Topics include the enforceability of confidentiality, non-competition and other restrictive covenants in employment agreements; choice of business form including the legal, financial and tax advantages and disadvantages of general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies; tax and securities law; legal aspects of raising capital including structuring venture capital and private equity financing; entrepreneurial acquisition structures, employment law, and intellectual property law including trade secrets, copyrights, patents, and trademarks. Format: Lecture and discussion with coverage of legal cases and materials. Requirements: Class participation, midterm and final exam. Materials: Course pack.

Awards and Honors

  • Excellence In Teaching, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award for MBA Elective Curriculum, 2012 Description

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards are awarded annually to eight (8) MBA faculty members who receive the highest average instructor rating on their course evaluation forms over the three prior semesters. The course evaluation forms are filled out by the students at the conclusion of every course.

  • Excellence in Teaching Award for MBA Elective Curriculum, 2010 Description

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards are awarded annually to eight (8) MBA faculty members who receive the highest average instructor rating on their course evaluation forms over the three prior semesters. The course evaluation forms are filled out by the students at the conclusion of every course.

  • Excellence in Teaching, 2009 Description

    The Excellence in Teaching Awards are awarded annually to eight (8) MBA faculty members who receive the highest average instructor rating on their course evaluation forms over the three prior semesters. The course evaluation forms are filled out by the students at the conclusion of every course.

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Awards and Honors

Excellence In Teaching 2013
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