Business Entity Formation

Business Entity Formation

Gain key skills needed to navigate business entity formation in a corporate environment.
3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
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This course will teach you how to form, maintain and dissolve various business entities. You will have the chance to prepare various documents related to entity formation and maintenance. You will also learn many of the subtle differences between the various types of entities, which is ideal for paralegals working in the corporate law field.

Enrollment Options:
3 Months Access Course Code: T14165
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$115.00 USD


I. Choice of entity
A. Sole proprietorship
B. Partnership
C. Corporation
D. Limited Liability Company
II. Sole proprietorship is an entity that is owned by one person
A. Requires no formal filing with the State
B. Administrative requirements when starting a sole proprietorship
C. Advantages and disadvantages to operating as a sole proprietorship
III. A partnership requires two or individuals operating the partnership
A. General partnership
B. Limited partnership
C. Important to have a partnership agreement
D. Tax issues associated with partnerships
IV. A corporation comes into existence through the filing of Articles of Incorporation
A. Prepare and file Articles of Incorporation
B. Prepare Bylaws
C. Prepare organizational minutes for the first meeting
V. Limited Liability Company is a type of entity that is a cross between a corporation and a partnership


Hardware Requirements:

This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later operating systems.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.