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Laws & Compliance

There are a number of online resources to help you successfully navigate legal issues for your business. These guides will help point you in the right direction for assistance.

Guide to Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Maryland
A joint publication of the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Business and Economic Development (2011), the 88-page guide includes:

  • Business organization
  • Foreign business operations in Maryland
  • Mergers under Maryland
  • Securities
  • Maryland taxation
  • Labor and employment
  • Business assistance and financing programs
  • Agriculture business
  • Natural resources, environment, conservation
  • Environmental
  • Consumer protection
  • Franchise
  • Business opportunity
  • Antitrust

U.S. Small Business Administration - Handle Legal Concerns
Online topics include:
 

  • Consumer's guide to legal help on the internet
  • ABA Lawyer Referral Service 
  • Legal fees and expenses
  • Small claims court 
  • International Center For Dispute Resolution
  • Plain English guide to contracts
  • Legal FAQs
  • Hiring a lawyer FAQs

Business USA/business-law 
Business laws, covering the following subjects:

  • Employment and labor
  • Environmental regulations
  • Finance
  • Patents, trademarks and copyrights
  • Online business
  • Privacy
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Workforce Safety and Health
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