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  • Antitrust

    Antitrust laws are designed to protect economic freedom and opportunity by encouraging competition. The laws forbid practices that restrain trade, such as predatory actions calculated to accomplish and preserve monopolistic dominance, bid rigging and...

  • Getting Out of a Contract
    Reviewed by Brian Farkas, Attorney

    Contracts are legally binding agreements. While you cannot get out of one simply because you have changed your mind, there are legally acceptable reasons to void a contract. ...

  • What Are the Legal Limits When Advertising Products?
    By Brian Farkas, Attorney

    Many businesses need to advertise their products and services. Are there legal restrictions on what you can say? ...

  • Business Operations Formation Faqs

    How do I start my own business? What is the best business entity for me? How do I form a corporation? Why are so many businesses incorporated in Delaware? Do I need an employee handbook? How do I protect my business ideas? What’s the difference betwe...

  • Business Plans

    The road to the creation of a new business is a long one that is often filled with unexpected challenges and accomplishments. While the unpredictable nature of starting a business can be appealing to some, for many there is value in developing a plan...

  • Rights & Liabilities after Mergers & Acquisitions
    Updated by Diana Fitzpatrick, J.D., NYU School of Law

    Although the terms are often used interchangeably, it's important to understand the differences between a merger and an acquisition. ...

  • The Process of Buying or Selling a Small Business
    Reviewed by Diana Fitzpatrick, J.D., NYU School of Law

    Understand the process for negotiating and selling your incorporated small business. ...

  • C Corporations

    If you are considering forming a business, you have likely heard about options to have your business established as a corporation. While many individuals refer to “corporations” as a broad category of business formation, what they are really talking ...

  • Choosing A Business Location

    While it may initially seem like a small matter of preference, choosing the location to incorporate your business is a significant decision for tax, licensing, and regulatory purposes. Business laws vary greatly by state, and some states are known to...

  • Close Corporations

    For many corporations, the ultimate goal is to establish a reputation and develop a product that will eventually allow them to “go public,” opening up their stock to owners across the country or allowing more shareholders to buy into the company as a...

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