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Legal Information for U.S. Organizations (Businesses and Nonprofits)

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

Sections of This Topic Include

Overview - Basics (below)

The following links are to other pages in the Library.

Advertising / Marketing Laws ("truth in advertising", etc.)
Business Contracts
Employee Law (major topics and laws, employee contracts, at-will, non-compete, etc.)
Federal Charter Documents - U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
General Counsel Role
General Resources (sites with multiple areas of legal information)
Lawyers (getting, using, power of attorney, etc.)
Libraries, Directories and Other References
Nonprofit-Specific Legal Information (NOTE: most other topics apply to nonprofits, too)
Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
Enterprise Law (starting organizations, legal forms of organizations, etc.)
Federal Laws
State Laws
Telecommunications Laws
Complete List of Email Retention Laws: Federal, State and Industry

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Overview of Business Law

Business law encompasses a wide range of topics. Wikipedia lists many of them its definition of business law:

Business law consists of many different areas taught in law school and business school curricula, including: Contracts, the law of Corporations and other Business Organizations, Securities Law, Intellectual Property, Antitrust, Secured Transactions, Commercial Paper, Income Tax, Pensions & Benefits, Trusts & Estates, Immigration Law, Labor Law, Employment Law and Bankruptcy. It is a branch of law that examines topics that impact the operation of a business.

The above links are to resources that cover most of the topics listed by Wikipedia.

Also consider

Business Law - American Bar Association

What is Business Law - Definition and Overview


None of the information in these business law topics should be interpreted as legal advice. They are for reference purposes only.


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