The Effects of Business Law on Companies and Individuals


Business law is often referred to as mercantile or commercial law, and governs many of the business transactions and dealings that happened between commercial industries and individuals. Typically, business law will fall into two specific areas. These include commercial entity regulations such as partnerships, company laws, and bankruptcy. The other area involves commercial transaction regulations through contracts.

Business laws are essential to many companies in their efforts to perform legal transactions. It is often based on legal fundamentals including personal responsibility, and liability. Nearly every statutory rule in business law is designed to protect the investor, consumer, and creditor.

Sole Proprietors

Business law uses an effective tool for creating and regulating legal business entities. This could include a sole proprietor, who bears all responsibilities and risks of operating a business on their own, along with taking profits. The laws are designed to help limit liability.


In designing a partnership…

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