Business Law

Business Law contains: 1 Videos, 86 Articles, 15 FAQs, 1 Attorney Interviews

FreeAdvice contains a wealth of free, reliable business law advice. Here, you'll find information about starting a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship, as well as information about franchises, general business law and taxation. For more on business law, see the links on this page.

The many different types of businesses in the United States are governed by a series of laws to ensure that national, state and local economies run smoothly. Business law governs everything from how a business can be organized and how a business can be taxed, to what a business can do regarding advertising and pricing. The broad field of business law also helps to provide options for business owners who wish to protect themselves from liability and protections for consumers from monopolies, price fixing and other unfair business practices.

Starting a business can be a complex process; a business owner must decide what form of business will best suit the needs of the company, he or she must choose a business name and keep trademark laws in mind when doing so. Further down the line, businesses may hire employees, merge with other companies, or make their business a publicly-traded entity, among many other measures. It is important for business owners to understand the laws and regulations surrounding their business type, whether it be a corporation, franchise, small business, or partnership, there are often a great number of legal matters to consider.

To learn more about the legal issues surrounding businesses in the United States and to find answers to all of your business law questions, refer to the articles, answers and other resources using the links on this page.