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.
/ Marketing Laws (“truth in advertising”, etc.)
Law (major topics and laws, employee contracts, at-will, non-compete,
Charter Documents – U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
General Counsel Role
Resources (sites with multiple areas of legal information)
(getting, using, power of attorney, etc.)
Directories and Other References
Legal Information (NOTE: most other topics apply to nonprofits,
Property (patents, trademarks, copyrights)
Law (starting organizations, legal forms of organizations, etc.)
Complete List of Email Retention Laws: Federal, State and Industry
Related Library Topics
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
The above links are to resources that cover most of the topics listed by Wikipedia.
Business Law – American
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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