Introduction to Corporate Legal Research

Note: Black’s Law Dictionary says that a corporation is an entity (usually a business) having authority under law to act as a single person, distinct from the shareholders who own it, and having rights to issue stock and exist indefinitely.

Note: In the United States, Corporations law is the means and devices by which business is conducted, either by single individuals or cooperatively by few or many individuals. “Business” encompasses all kinds of profit-making activities.

To begin research into U.S. Corporations Law, you need to define all of your terms, by using a dictionary and then gain an overview of the subject by consulting a secondary source, such as a treatise. (To learn more about dictionaries and treatises please lick this link to Secondary Sources).