General Business Law and Corporate Governance
A business lawyer is involved in structuring, forming, and advising all types of businesses including sole proprietors, general partnerships and limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and for-profit and non-profit corporations. A business lawyer counsels these businesses on their numerous legal rights, liabilities, and obligations. A business lawyer advises and counsels businesses in their handling of business transactions such as negotiating, drafting, and reviewing of contracts as well as advises businesses on governance and operational issues which arise on a day-to-day basis. Finally, a business lawyer will provide counsel to a business in its merger, acquisitions, and dissolution or bankruptcy.