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Richard Mandel

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Accounting & Law
781-239-4325

Bio

​Professor Mandel has been a member of the Babson faculty since 1985. He has taught in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs delivering a variety of courses. In addition to Honors Foundation of Business Law, Professor Mandel has taught Commercial Law, Federal Taxation, American Constitutional Law, and Strategic Business and Tax Planning. He has also taught Meteorology in Babson's Math/Science division and co-taught Investment Banking in the finance division. He has served as Associate Dean of Babson's Undergraduate School, Acting Dean of the Undergraduate School and as chair of Babson's finance division. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Professor Mandel served as partner and of counsel to the law firm of Bowditch and Dewey, specializing in the corporate, tax and securities issues facing small, growing companies. His research and writing parallels his law practice, concentrating in entrepreneurial law, but he has also published an article in a meteorology journal. He has written numerous articles and book chapters and is a contributing author to the Portable MBA series published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Harvard Law School
  • BA, Cornell University

Academic Interests

Business Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law; Corporate Finance

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • LAW 3662: AMER CONST LAW: FEDERAL SYSTEM
  • LAW 1000: BUSINESS LAW
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • LAW 3661: AMER CONST LAW: CIVIL RIGHTS LIBERTIES

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Mandel, R.P., Noyes, E.A., (in press). Survey of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education Offerings Among Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs. Education + Training
  • Levinson, J.R., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Teaching Research Methodologies to Professionally Oriented Honors Students. Honors in Practice, 9, 163-172.
  • Mandel, R.P. (2003). New Regulations Simplify Required Distributions From IRA’s and Certain Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans. Elder’s Advisor: The Journal of Elder Law and Post Retirement Planning, 4(3)
  • Mandel, R.P. (2003). Regulations Simplify Required Distributions from IRA’s and Certain Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans. Personal Financial Planning Monthly The Journal for Financial Planning Professionals,, 3(1)

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Calculating Projected Sales.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Gross Margin Analysis.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Pro Forma Income Statement.
  • Dewire, D.T., Nemitz, W., Mandel, R.P. (2013). Fitness Pedalers: Teaching Note for the Four-Case Financial Series.

Book Chapters

  • Mandel, R.P., Testa, K. (2014). Legal And Tax Issues, Including Intellectual Property. In William D. Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis (Ed.), Entrepreneurship, 3rd Edition.: Wiley
  • Mandel, R.P., Noyes, E.A. (2013). Beyond the NWS: Inside the Thriving Private Weather Forecasting Industry.Weatherwise Magazine. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis
  • Mandel, R.P. (2007). Legal and Tax Issues. In Bygrave and Zacharakis (Ed.), Entrepreneurship.: Wiley
  • Mandel, R.P. (2004). Legal and Tax Issues.The Portable MBA: Entrepreneurship 3rd Edition.
  • Petty, R.D., Mandel, R.P. (2014). Business Entities. Wiley Encyclopedia of Management (Vol. 8 pp. 1–8). : Wiley

Others

  • Mandel, R.P., Noyes, E.A., , (in press). Survey of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education Offerings Among Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
  • Mandel, R.P., Chase, D.C. (2010). An Integrative Approach to Teaching and Assessing Ethics: Information Age Publishing
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Choosing a Business Form: Wiley
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Legal and Tax Issues: Wiley
  • Mandel, R.P. (2009). Taxes and Business Decisions: Wiley

Presentations

  • Guest Speaker at entrepreneurship program
    Mandel, R. Guest Speaker at entrepreneurship program , Medford, MA (2014)