San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) February 5, 2008
LawInfo has now added qualified business attorneys to its free online national directory. These attorneys are a part of LawInfo's signature service, the Lead Counsel Program, which is designed to provide a simple and reliable way for anyone on the Web to find a pre-qualified, pre-screened attorney, such as a business lawyer, tax attorney or investment fraud lawyer, quickly and easily. The Lead Counsel Program has resulted in the enhanced screening of attorneys' credentials and has become a symbol of quality assurance for consumers searching for legal representation.
Business law encompasses rules, statutes, codes and regulations which govern commercial relationships such as banking and finance law, business formation and organization, business negotiations, business planning, transactional business law, mergers and acquisition, divestiture and sale of businesses, and business litigation, as well as environmental, intellectual property, labor and civil law areas.
The most common types of business organizations include:
- Sole Proprietorship
- Partnership--which can take the form of a regular partnership, a general partnership, limited partnership or limited liability partnership.
- Corporation. The default form of a corporation is a C Corporation (also known as Subchapter C Corporation). Smaller corporations typically file for the S Corporation (Subchapter S) tax election so they are not double-taxed.
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)--which is a hybrid formation that provides personal liability protection similar to a corporation, with the flexibility and tax advantages of a single proprietorship or partnership.
Business attorneys are typically retained for reasons such as a business owner being investigated for securities fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission or if a customer is severely injured on a business premises. However, there are a lot of not-so-obvious reasons why a business attorney should also be hired. A qualified and experienced business lawyer can avert a lot of legal issues that arise with the forming of a business and he or she can advise you on the best business formation for your needs. A skilled business attorney, as found through LawInfo's free national directory, can also help research any possible intellectual property issues and issues relating to hiring employees, tax issues and other legal matters.
For over a decade, LawInfo's mission has been to assist the public in locating qualified attorneys and legal services. Founded in 1994, LawInfo is recognized nationwide as a leader within the legal community. In addition to listing a national directory in which to locate skilled business attorneys, LawInfo.com also provides access to the latest legal news, breaking reports on FDA-mandated recalls for defective drugs and dangerous products and supplies an index of experienced local and national attorneys who are handling such cases. LawInfo is staffed by experienced legal industry professionals and their corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California, just thirty minutes north of San Diego.
For more information about Lead Counsel business attorneys, or LawInfo's free legal resource center, call 1-800-397-3743 or visit http://www.lawinfo.com.