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Business law professor and corporate attorney with over ten years in-house, as well as 9 years developing and training new lawyers and undergraduates on both foundational business law and entrepreneurism. Regular speaker and author on compliance, entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

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Merger & Acquisitions
Entrepreneurship

  • DBA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Management) - 2021
  • MBA, Wake Forest University- 2005
  • JD, Wake Forest University- 2002
  • BS, University of Florida (Finance) - 1999

Research Interests

  • Employment Law
    Entrepreneurship
    Human Resources
    Sustainability

Teaching Interests

  • Business Law
    Compliance
    Economics
    Employment Law
    Entrepreneurship
    Finance
    Human Resource
    Management
    Marketing
    Supply Chain Management
    Strategic Management
    Wills, Estates, and Trusts

  • Best, E. , &  Binkley, M. (Forthcoming). To be a B Certified Benefit Corporation or Not to Be. The Contemporary Tax Journal. | more information
  • Best, E. (2019). Business Law Workbook. Kendall Hunt.
  • Best, E. (2016). How to Find the Right Employees for Your Compliance Department. Compliance and Ethics Prof. Mag.
  • Best, E. (2014). Satisfying Experiential Education Requirements through Expanding Externships in For-Profit Placements. 21 Clinical L. Rev. 1
  • Best, E. (2011). Greening the Supply Chain: Why Corporate Leaders Make it Matter. 27 Fla. St. U. J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 31