Small Business Legal Tool Kit (with CD-ROM)

Small Business Legal Tool Kit (with CD-ROM)

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This legal guide for the small business owner, written by attorneys Nottonson and Pickner, begins with an informal but detailed self-evaluation for aspiring entrepreneurs and for those already operating in the marketplace. The pros, cons and mechanics of limited liability, sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporate entities, as well as liability strategies and tax information, are discussed in plain language. The guide also explains the sale, liquidation, or transfer of a business to family members. The book includes a CD-ROM containing forms, references and sample documents, such as corporate bylaws; human resources materials; IRS forms; and nondisclosure, shareholder and independent contractor agreements. Appendices include a glossary and 50 state reviews of sales and use tax, franchise tax and state income tax. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

McGraw Hill

All the Legal and Tax Issues Facing Your Business Today

When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you're suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action with professional legal advice from attorneys Theresa A. Pickner and Ira Nottonson. In this essential toolkit, you'll get a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business as well as the information you need to make informed decisions.

Legal issues covered include:

  • The pros, cons and tax consequences of the four main business types
  • Answers to the “how do I get started? questions every business owner faces
  • State-by-state summary of sales tax, franchise tax and both corporate and personal tax rules
  • How to gain liability protection against lawsuits
  • Determining profit sharing strategies
  • Contract issues, ethical concerns, employment matters
  • And more!

We'll disclose the legal issues every business owner should know in order to form and operate a business.

Sample Documents Included on CD-ROM:

  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Minutes of Organizational Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • Shareholder's Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Employment Application
  • Employee Grievance Form
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Performance Review
  • Offer of Employment and Employment Contract
  • Operating Agreement for LLCs
  • Time Sheet for Hourly Employees
  • Trademark Infringement Cease and Desist Letter
  • Nondisclosure Agreement
  • IRS Forms:
  • Change of Address
  • Wages
  • Exemption Allowance
  • Application for EIN
  • Determination of Worker Status
  • Estimated Tax Payments
  • Extension to File a Tax Return

For 30 years, Entrepreneur has provided the most trusted business advice available to business owners. Our legal guides continue that tradition by offering current and cost-effective legal advice so you can resolve the business and legal issues you face on a daily basis. We also help you identify when it's in your best interest to seek the personalized advice and services of a practicing lawyer.

Publisher: [Irvine, CA] : Entrepreneur Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781599180953
Branch Call Number: 346.0652 NOT
Characteristics: xvii, 350 p. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Pickner, Theresa A.


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