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Legal Structure

Websites & Articles

Basics Of Incorporating

The paperwork and costs involved in registering a company.

Business Filings

Incorporation information and online corporate formation.

Buyer And Seller Beware

Whether you win or lose in the sale of a C or S corporation depends on the structure of the deal.

Choosing a Legal Form for Your Franchise

"Sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC...know the option that's best for you before you buy a franchise."

Choosing the Best Ownership Structure for Your Business

"The right structure -- corporation, LLC, partnership or sole proprietorship -- has a lot to do with who will own your business and what its activities will be."

Corporation Basics

An article explaining all of the complications associated with a corporation.

Corporation FAQ

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about corporations: what they are, how they work, and whether or not you should incorporate your business.

Creating an LLC Operating Agreement

This article explains why you should consider an LLC.

How to Form an LLC

It's more work than forming a partnership and easier than creating a corporation -- and it may be the best thing you can do for your business.

Legal Blog

Find articles and blogs that relate to your business. Search for forms, lawyers, and other key information for your business.

LLC Basics

Limited liability companies combine the best aspects of partnerships and corporations.

A detailed, state-by-state guide to forming an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation).


Extensive legal self-help resources, covering both corporate and personal law. Includes forms, a legal encyclopedia and dictionary, case law, state and federal codes, and much more.

S Corporations Vs. LLCs

The pros and cons of each of these business forms.

Starting a Business? Get Familiar With the 3 Most Common Entity Types.

"One of those research items is understanding the kinds of companies out there and then asking yourself, "What kind of company is right for me?" Answering this question takes some thought about what you want to accomplish with your company, what you'll provide and who you plan to employ."

Starting and Maintaining an LLC

This resource will show you how to properly start and maintain an LLC in any state.

The Company Corporation

Incorporate online. Includes name searches, tax ID applications, compliance services, and more.

The Double Whammy of Bankruptcies

Even if you structure your company as an LLC, you may not realize that your personal assets are at risk until it's too late.

Time to Incorporate?

Find out when to hire an incorporation service and what to look for in a good one.

What Is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

Everything you need to know about limited liability companies (LLCs).

What is the Best State of Incorporation?

Question: What preferences do venture capitalists have for different possible states of incorporation?

Recommended Books

Business Plan Book - The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law, 4th Edition

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law, 4th Edition
Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy

A comprehensive, plain-English overview of the major legal issues that entrepreneurs need to be aware of. The time you invest in reading this book will pay for itself many times by helping you avoid common mistakes and better utilize your attorney's time. (Paid link)

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