Sometimes it seems as though we cannot do anything in today’s world without consulting an attorney. Over the past few decades, the law has crept and clawed its way further into our daily lives. Law, in one form or another, permeates modern society, including the business environment, which is subject to numerous laws and regulations at all levels of government—local, state, federal, and in limited circumstances, international. Consequently, today’s businesspersons benefit themselves and their organizations by developing a basic, working knowledge of the law.
The Business Law Basics website is a collaborative project designed to put legal knowledge in the hands of laypeople, particularly in the business community. It is largely based upon Business Law Basics, a book by Samuel D. Brickley 2nd, a professor of business law and criminal justice at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and Brian M. Gottesman, a partner at the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Berger Harris. Business Law Basics contains 26 chapters each covering a discrete area of law, available in their entirety for free on this site.
This website also includes the Business Law Basics blog, on which the Business Law Basics authors and their co-bloggers, Berger Harris attorneys Benjamin J. Berger, John G. Harris, Suzanne H. Holly, Michael W. McDermott, Christopher L. Messa, Michelle P. Quinn, and David Anthony discuss recent developments in business law as well as provide practical guides and analysis on a wide variety of legal topics.