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Finance Law

Antitrust, bankruptcy, and securities laws protect the financial interests of small businesses and individual investors. In this section, you will find an overview on these important laws and how to comply. If your business is facing bankruptcy, you will also find information on this process.

  • Antitrust Laws – Refer to this guide from the Federal Trade Commission for information on how antitrust laws work. Antitrust laws promote vigorous competition and protect consumers from anticompetitive mergers and business practices.
  • Bankruptcy – In addition to offering tips and resources that can help you avoid bankruptcy, check out this guide for an explanation of bankruptcy options, the process and the tax consequences. 
  • Securities Law – If your business sells publicly traded securities, then you will need to comply with certain financial and reporting obligations. These include creating clear Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure documents and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley. This guide from the SEC provides a gateway to information for smaller companies.

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