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April 21, 2020

ABA Business Law Section publishes 3rd edition of ‘Emerging Companies Guide’

CHICAGO, April 21, 2020 — The American Bar Association Business Law Section has released the third edition of the “Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs.” This guide is a comprehensive, accessible resource of key legal and business aspects of forming, organizing, operating and developing emerging/growth-oriented businesses. Leading experts provide guidance through each step of the process for those interested in forming a new company, as well as those advising them.

In 15 chapters, the authors address critical matters, including:

  • Deciding to start a new business
  • Preparing the business plan
  • Non-tax aspects of forming and organizing a new entity
  • Tax aspects of forming and organizing a new entity
  • Tax reporting and compliance
  • Accounting and financial reporting issues
  • Technology and intellectual property rights
  • Financing the business
  • Product development and distribution
  • Human resources
  • The internet and online business activities
  • Public relations
  • Growing the business
  • Purchasing and selling businesses
  • Estate planning

Accompanying the book is an online site with forms to download and customize for your practice needs.

“Emerging Companies Guide” is edited by Alan S. Gutterman, the founding director of the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Project (, and Robert L. Brown, who advises on trade, investments, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for U.S. companies and foreign companies’ operations in the U.S., including manufacturing, distribution, sales, retail and wholesale operations.

Title:                        “Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professional and Entrepreneurs, Third Edition
Publisher:              ABA Business Law Section
Pages:                   656 pages
Product Code:       5070776
ISBN:                     978-1-64105-544-4
Size:                      7x10
Binding:                Paperback
Price:                     $129.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

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