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What It Means to Be a Corporate Lawyer

published July 19, 2016

By Diversity Director - BCG Attorney Search
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Summary: Find out everything you need to know about being a corporate lawyer in this article.
 
Learn what corporate law involves and what a corporate attorney does in this article.

In the legal and business world, we frequently hear the term “corporate lawyer.” This article explains what it means to be a corporate lawyer. A corporate lawyer is also known as a corporate attorney.

Corporate lawyers practice “corporate law.” This means that corporate lawyers handle legal matters pertaining to corporations and other business entities such as partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures. Corporate lawyers have their hand in pretty much any dealing that impacts companies, businesses and commerce in the United States and around the world.

What comes to your mind when you think of a corporate lawyer? Share your thoughts in the comments below the article.

Legal Entity Formation

One of the most basic functions of a corporate lawyer is to help entrepreneurs bring businesses into legal existence. Corporations and other business entities are creatures of state law. When properly formed, these entities have their own legal existences. They are subject to taxes and other rules and regulations. Corporate lawyers help clients weigh the pros and cons of different legal structures—such as tax and liability considerations—and provide counsel as to the type of entity that may be preferable for a particular situation and client.

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