Business Law Guide

Business law encompasses the formation of new businesses and any issues that arise during the course of the business’s life. Businesses can be viewed as separate entities that are subject to their own set of rules designed to give every business in the marketplace a fair opportunity. In this comprehensive guide, learn about all aspects of business law – from formation, to selling a business, to how a business lawyer can help in any business venture.

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  • ContentWhat is Business Law?

    Business law deals with the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with the public, other companies, and the government. This area of the law draws on a variety of legal disciplines, including tax law, intellectual property, real estate, sales, employment law, bankruptcy, and others. Business law attorneys specialize in transactional work, meaning they do not represent clients in court. In fact, business lawyers are often hired for the purpose of avoiding future litigation.

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  • ContentBusiness Formation

    Business formation is a necessary step when opening a business and makes the business a distinct legal entity. There are four main types of business formation options: Limited Liability Company (LLC), partnership, sole proprietorship, and corporation. Learn more about your options.

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  • ContentBusiness Contract Law

    Business contracts are used by every business for a variety of reasons, such as preventing future conflict and avoiding a liability risk. Although contracts in business settings are often standardized, it is important to know the legal ramifications of every contract.

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  • ContentShareholders and Business Partners Rights and Regulations

    Conflicts often arise when business decisions are shared by multiple people. These may be business partners or shareholders. It is important to understand how best to proceed when these conflicts arise and what legal options are open to everyone.

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  • ContentMergers and Acquisition

    There are many legal considerations and complications that need to be considered when merging or trying to acquisition a company. Learn more about the legal considerations and how to apply the Federal Acquisition Regulation System.

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  • ContentFranchising and Purchasing a Business

    Purchasing a company or a franchise can be very overwhelming. An understanding of what franchising is and the possible legal ramifications is very important for a successful venture. Learn how to successfully purchase a business while following necessary legal considerations.

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  • ContentBusiness Litigation Law

    Business litigation law governs disputes which arrive out of commercial and business transactions. This area of law is non-criminal and can lead to huge awards or settlements. Learn how to protect yourself against litigation, how to respond to a civil lawsuit and how a lawyer can help you.

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  • ContentSelling a Business

    There are specific legal actions an owner needs to make in order to get his business ready for sale. It is important to thoroughly research these matters and determine which type of sale to consider. Discover more about the steps involved when selling a business.

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  • ContentLegal Guidelines for Online Business

    Doing business online requires a knowledge of the legal issues which affect e-commerce interactions. It is important to know the difference in financial matters, related factors and laws when starting or running an online business.

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  • ContentBusiness Start-Up Law

    When starting a new business, it is important for owners to research potential pitfalls, as well as what legal steps to follow. In this guide to starting a business, learn how to raise capital, how to avoid large legal mistakes and how a business lawyer may be able to help you.

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  • ContentHow Can a Business Lawyer Help?

    A business lawyer can help with transactions and business interactions between companies. A lawyer can help to ensure contracts are beneficial and valid with clear wording. Many businesses have at least one lawyer employed to handle these matters.

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