Business and Transactional Law

 

WHAT LAWYERS WHO PRACTICE IN THIS FIELD DO

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Business lawyers assist clients with their ownership, operational, and commercial needs.

  • Their clients can range from small, family-owned companies to large, publicly-held corporations, and practice areas can include corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial, bankruptcy, real estate, environmental, and tax law. 
     
  • Other types of transactional practice areas include health law, communications law, banking, intellectual property, and employment and labor law.  
  • Business and transactional lawyers frequently act as advisors, and should possess strong drafting, planning, and negotiation skills.
     

 

BAR EXAMINATION FACTOR

Most jurisdictions include essay questions about Business Organizations—corporations, partnerships, agency relationships, etc.—on their bar examinations, but these topics are not tested in the multiple choice component. 


 

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