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Starting and Running a Business

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Am Jur Legal Forms
KF170.A542 and Westlaw: AMJUR-LF
Legal Checklists: Specially Selected Forms
Matthew Bender Key Forms & Agreements
Nichols Cyclopedia of Legal Forms, Annotated
KF170.N533 and Westlaw: NICHOLS-LF
Rabkin & Johnson, Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis
Warren's Forms of Agreements
West's Legal Forms
KF 170 W47 1981 and Westlaw: WEST-LF


Arizona Legal Forms
KFA2468 .A75 and Westlaw: AZ-LF
Arizona Corporation Commission

Practice Materials


Advising Small Businesses and Advising Small Businesses: Forms
by Steven C. Alberty
Westlaw: ADVSB and ADVSBF
Advising the Small Business: Forms and Advice for the Legal Practitioner
by Jean Batman
KF1659 .B38 2007
Drafting Effective Contracts: A Practitioner's Guide
by Robert A. Feldman and Raymond T. Nimmer
Westlaw: DECPG
The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations
by Bruce R. Hopkins
KF6449 .H6 2003 and LexisNexis: BUSREF;LAWTXO
O'Neal and Thompson's Close Corporations and LLCs: Law and Practice
by F. Hodge O'Neal and Robert O'Neal
KF1466 .O52 2004 and Westlaw: CCORPLLC
Representing Start-Up Companies
by Lee R. Petillon and Robert Joe Hull
Small Business Taxation: Planning and Practice
by Gary L. Maydew
KF6491 .M36 2005
Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing, and Operating the Successful Business
edited by Richard D. Harroch
KF1414 .S73 1998


Arizona Limited Liability Company: Forms and Practice Manual
by Richard C. Onsager
This two-volume set has explanatory text and forms relating to drafting limited liability company documents.
KFA2607.5.A65 O57
Business Law Deskbook
by Brent A. Olson & Lisa C. Thompson
Volumes 9 and 9A of the Arizona Practice series. This two-volume set gives brief explanations and forms on topics relating to business organizations, contracts and commercial transactions, employment law, intellectual property, advertising and distribution law, environmental law, securities and mergers/acquisitions, bankruptcy, and business litigation.
KFA2469 .A75 v.9 and 9A and included in Westlaw: AZPRAC
Business Regulation in Arizona
compiled by Brent A. Olson & Lisa C. Thompson
Volumes 10, 10A & 10B of the Arizona Practice series. This three-volume set includes major state and federal statutes and regulations applicable to businesses.
KFA2469 .A75 v.10, 10A and 10B
Corporate Practice
by Terence W. Thompson et al.
Volumes 6 and 7 of the Arizona Practice series. These two volumes have explanatory text, practice tips, and forms.
KFA2469 .A75 v.6 and v.7 and Westlaw: AZCORP and included in AZPRAC

Self-Help Books


Small Business Encyclopedia from Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law (West 2008)
by Constance E. Bagley and Craig E. Dauchy
KF390.B84 B34 2008
Small Business Start-Up Kit (Nolo 2008)
by Peri Pakroo
KF1659 .P35 2008
Trademark: Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name (Nolo 2007)
by Stephen Elias
KF3180.Z9 M28 2007 and KF3180.Z9 E43 2007eb Online
Tax Savvy for Small Business (Nolo 2007)
by Frederick W. Daily
KF6491 .D35 2007
How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (Nolo 2007)
by Anthony Mancuso
KF1388.Z9 M36 2007
The Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business (Nolo 2003/2006)
by Fred S. Steingold
KF1659.Z9 S76 2003 and KF1659.Z9 S76 2006eb Online
Legal Forms for Starting & Running a Small Business (Nolo 2006)
by Fred S. Steingold
KF1659.A65 S74 2006eb Online
Form a Partnership: The Complete Legal Guide (Nolo 2006)
by Denis Clifford & Ralph Warner
KF1375.Z9 C55 2006eb Online
Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs (ABA 2005)
edited by Robert L. Brown and Alan S. Gutterman
KF1355 .E46 2005
LLC or Corporation? : How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business (Nolo 2005)
by Anthony Mancuso
KF1380.Z9 M362 2005
The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell (2000)
by Robert W. Hamilton
KF1414.3.H35 2011
Doing Business in Arizona: A Legal Guide (1998)
by Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
KFA2481.D65 1998
The Partnership Book: How to Write a Partnership Agreement (Nolo 1997)
by Denis Clifford & Ralph Warner
previous edition of Form a Partnership
KF1375.Z9 C55 1997


Patent It Yourself (Nolo 2008/2006)
by David Pressman
KF3114.6 .P74 2008 and KF3114.6 .P74 2006eb Online
Nolo's Patents for Beginners (Nolo 2006)
by David Pressman and Richard Stim
KF3114.6 .P737 2006eb Online
Patent Pending in 24 Hours (Nolo 2006)
by Richard Stim & David Pressman
KF3120.Z9 S75 2006eb Online
How to Make Patent Drawings: A “Patent It Yourself Companion” (Nolo 2005)
by Jack Lo and David Pressman
T223.U3 L6 2005eb Online
All I Need Is Money: How to Finance Your Invention (Nolo 2005)
by Jack Lander
HF5415.153 .L36 2005eb Online
Patent, Copyright & Trademark (Nolo 2002)
by Stephen Elias
KF2980.E44 2002

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