Preface, Acknowledgments, 1. The Alternatives: A Basic Overview. 2. Choosing a Business Entity. 3. Agency in Business Organizations. Section One: Sole Proprietorships. 4. Sole Proprietorships: A "One-Person Operation". Section Two: Partnerships. 5. Partnerships: Associates for Profit. 6. General Partnerships: The Traditional Partnership. 7. Limited Partnerships: Managers and Investors Working Together. 8. Limited Liability Partnerships: Managers Without Liability. Section Three: Corporations. 9. Corporations: Ownership Without Liability. 10. Formation of a Corporation. 11. Corporate Organizational Structure. 12. Fundamental Changes in Corporate Structure. Section Four: Limited Liability Companies. 13. Limited Liability Companies: Limited Liability with Partnership Taxation. Table of Forms. Appendix A: Secretaries of State. Appendix B: Sample Form Bylaws. Appendix C: Sample Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement.