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Starting A Business

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Forms

Business Filing Forms from the Business Services Bureau of the Montana Secretary of State's Office
Assumed Business Names, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Nonprofit Corporations,
For Profit Corporations, Trademark Registration, Miscellaneous

UCC Forms from the Business Services Bureau of the Montana Secretary of State's Office

Selected Montana Statutes about Starting a Business

“ Corporations, Partnerships and Associations” in General
M.C.A., Title 35

“Business Corporations”
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapter 1

“Nonprofit Corporations”
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapter 2

“Montana Professional Corporation Act”
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapter 4

“Montana Limited Liability Company Act”
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapter 8

“Montana Close Corporation Act”
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapter 9

Partnerships
M.C.A., Title 35, Chapters 10-13

Free Information on the Web about Starting a Business in Montana

"How to Launch a New Business," from the Business Services Bureau of the Montana Secretary of State’s Office

"Dissolving a Business," from the Business Services Bureau of the Montana Secretary of State’s Office

From the Small Business Administration

From the Internal Revenue Service (federal business tax information)

From the Montana Department of Revenue (state business tax and license information)

From Nolo.com

Recommended Books in the Law Library about Starting a Business

Title: Model Business Organizations Forms for Use in Montana
Author: Steven C. Bahls
Call #: KFM9210 .S76 (1993)

Title: Business Organizations
Author: State Bar of Montana
Call #: KFM9210 .B76 (1994)

Title: How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation
Author: Anthony Mancuso
Call #: KF1388.Z9 M36 (2004)

Title: The Partnership Book: How to Write a Partnership Agreement
Author: Denis Clifford
Call #: KF1375.Z9 C44 (2003)

Title: Form Your Own Limited Liability Company
Author: Anthony Mancuso
Call #: KF1386.L4 M25 (2003)

Title: The Law of Corporations in a Nutshell
Author: Robert W. Hamilton
Call #: KF1414.3 .H37 (2000)

Title: Agency, Partnership, and the LLC in a Nutshell
Author: J. Dennis Hynes
Call #: KF1375.Z9 H95 (2001)

Title: Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Author: Robert Brown
Call #: KF1414 .E46 (2005)

Title: Prototype Limited Liability Partnership Agreement,
Author: Committee on Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations of the American Bar Association
Call #: KF1380 .P75 (2003)

Title: Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Uniform Acts, Taxation, Drafting, Securities and Bankruptcy
Author: American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education
Call #: KF1386.L4 P27 12TH ED. (1997)

Title: O'Neal and Thompson's Close Corporations and LLCs: Law and Practice
Author: F. Hodge O'Neal
Call #: KF1466 .O52 (2004, updated in 2005)

Title: Cox & Hazen on Corporations
Author: James D. Cox
Call #: KF1414 .C59 (2003, updated in 2005)

Title: Limited Liability Companies: Formation, Operation, and Conversion
Author: Robert W. Wood
Call #: KF1386.L4 L45 (2001, updated in 2004)

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