Concept

Law firm

Summary
A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. The primary service rendered by a law firm is to advise clients (individuals or corporations) about their legal rights and responsibilities, and to represent clients in civil or criminal cases, business transactions, and other matters in which legal advice and other assistance are sought. Arrangements Law firms are organized in a variety of ways, depending on the jurisdiction in which the firm practices. Common arrangements include:
  • Sole proprietorship, in which the attorney is the law firm and is responsible for all profit, loss and liability;
  • General partnership, in which all the attorneys who are members of the firm share ownership, profits and liabilities;
  • Professional corporations, which issue stock to the attorneys in a fashion similar to that of a business corporation;
  • Limited liability company, in which the attorney-owners are called "members" but are not directl
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