Beard Books

Beard Books is a law and business publisher. Beard Books has been in full production foryears and more than 300 titles in its library. Books are published as high-quality trade paperbacks. While part of the larger entity Beard Group, the book component has a full staff, including a publicist. As a small publishing company, Beard Books are able to keep personal contacts flourishing and to supply friendly, efficient service for customers and authors.

Introducing selected titles:
The US Healthcare Certificate of Need SourcebookThe U.S. Healthcare Certificate of Need: Sourcebook by Robert James Cimasi published by BeardBooks in 2005. The intent of CON was to control costs by regulating major capital expenditures and changes in healthcare services capacity. CON regulatory policy was designed to prevent duplication of healthcare services or excessive competition between healthcare providers. CON is based on theory that in an unregulated market, healthcare providers will provide the latest costly technology and equipment, regardless of duplication or need. This book offers a detailed treatment of basic characteristics related to the various states’ Certificate Of Need statues, regulations, and program administration and is intended to provide a general overview of CON. As a President of Health Capital Consultants (NCC), Robert James Cimasi, ASA, CBA, AVA, FCBI, CM&A, CMP has over 25 years of experience in serving clients, in over 45 states, with a professional focus on the financial and economic aspects of healthcare service sector entities.

The PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law: The People’s Work in Progress by Deryck A. PThe PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law, Beard Booksalmer and John J. Rapisardi published by Beard Books in 2009. The Enterprise Bankruptcy Law became effective on June 1, 2007. It iis a complex and sophisticated commercial statute, and features provisions enabling the reorganization of state-owned enterprises and any troubled “enterprise legal person.” The PRC Enterprise Bankruptcy Law is a great source for readers interested in the development of insolvency law in China. Deryck A. Palmer and John J. Rapisardi, co-chairmen of the corporate restructuring practice at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, explore the Enterprise Bankruptcy Law’s major provisions from the corporative perspective of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The authors provide practical recommendations on meaning and possible application.

The Failure of the Franklin National BankThe Failure of the Franklin National Bank: Challenge to the International Banking System by Joan E. Spero published by BearBooks in 1999. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York opened to Spero its doors and resourced her in writing this book. Her research was evaluated by scholars and practitioners in the field of international banking. This study examines the failure of the Franklin National bank and the international banking crisis of 1974-1975 and discusses the changes in banking regulation and practice. The study explains how failure of the Franklin National bank and the Herstatt Bank forced bank regulators and policy makers to address the new international nature of banking and to work together to address the dramatic changes in international financial market. Joan E. Spero was an assistant professor in Columbia University for several years, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors.

Shark Tank, Beard BooksShark Tank: Greed, Policies, and the Collapse of Finey Kumble, One of America‘s Largest Law Firms by Kim Isaac Eisler published I 1990, and reprinted by BeardBooks in 2004. This book portrays the story of the rise and fall of the law firm Finley Kumble Wagner Underberg Manley. Firm was formed in 70s with the belief that a corporate client would need only one law firm if it had branches in other cities. It became the largest firm in the US: 250 partners, 450 associates and attorneys of counsel, and 1,000 support personnel. This book is about the machinations, the ruthlessness, the double-crossing, and the strategies which led to the firm shooting itself in its ultimate demise. Kim Isaac Eisler is an experienced staff writer and editor for national law magazines such as American Lawyer magazine in NY, Legal Times, and other.

The Logic And Limits of Bancruptcy LawThe Logic and Limits of Bankruptcy Law by Thomas H. Jackson pulished by Beard Books in 2001.
This book contains analysis of the fundamentals of bankruptcy law. There’s an intellectual coherence that underlies bankruptcy law. Bankruptcy law can be used to keep firm in operation. This book is designed to prod analysts to think about the understanding in analyzing bankruptcy problems. The beginning of his career, Thomas H. Jackson clerked for several courts. Later, he has been President of University of Rochester, was practicing bankruptcy law, and more.

Why Companies Fall, BeardBooksWhy Companies Fall: Strategies for Detecting, Avoiding, and Profiting from Bankruptcy by Harlan D. Platt published by Beard Books in 1999. Businesses fall every hour of every day. Why? What kind problems have these businesses run into? What steps can corporate executives take to avoid the same fate for their own companies? This book responds to these questions, gives straightforward presentation of the causes of business failure. Author Harlan D. Platt exposed 5 major financial traps that can lead to failure. He illustrates each trap with cases of well-known companies. H. D. Platt is the author of books and academic articles with practical experience and in teaching in the College of Business Administration and serving on the board of directors of Prospect Street High Income Portfolio, Inc.


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