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Business Practice Law and Common Legal Issues
Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business. If you need to learn more about how to start your own business, including the paperwork required, then you should hire an expert who can make sure you know how to provide This includes all of the laws that govern how to start, buy, manage and close or sell any type of business.
Business laws establish the rules that all businesses follow in California. A knowledgeable businessperson will be familiar with business laws and know when to seek the advice of an licensed attorney. Business law includes state and federal laws, as well as administrative regulations expert, such as a lawyer. Let’s take a look at some of the areas included under the umbrella of business law.
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The majority of business law deals with different types of legalized business organizations. There are specific laws regarding how to properly form and manage each type. This includes laws about entities such as corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
For example, let’s say I wanted to start a car wash business. In this case, I need to decide what type of business I want
to start legally speaking. This affects taxes and other important aspects of my business, which a skilled lawyer will be able to advise on.
Will this be a partnership? Will it be a sole proprietorship? What if you are working alone in the beginning, but you eventually want to hire your friends to help you?
All of these considerations depend on the legal structure of your enterprise. And for this, you need an attorney.
What papers do I need to file to get this business off the ground?
All of these questions, and many others, fall under the laws that govern business entities, which are state laws in California. The type of entity you choose will also affect how you pay your federal income taxes. These, of course, are federal laws, and very important to consider from the beginning.
Secondly, what will your business be called? How about a website? Taxes? Contracts?
Let’s say you decide on ‘Suds & Buds’, not a real-life craft beer company with your best friends, but a bonafide car wash company as a name for your business. Now you need to figure out if anyone else already has that name. This is a trademark question. Patents, copyrights and trademarks are part of intellectual property law. The federal law governs intellectual property law.
Now you need to know if this venture will require any special type of license. Do ‘detailers’ need a special license? Are there any important environmental regulations that will affect how you operate?
You’ll have to check your local and state laws to find out. How will you advertise your business? Is it OK to say that you are the ‘best in town’? This question falls under consumer protection law, which can be federal OR state law.
Now we are deeply invested in the different aspects of business law. And this is exactly why you need someone who has been down this road before.
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