Constance E. Bagley's, and Craig E. Dauchy's The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law (2nd ed., Cincinnati, Ohio: West/Thompson Learning, 2002) is recommended both as a great overview of the range of legal issues faced by entrepreneurs, as well as an in-depth treatment of the vagaries of business law as it relates to the Entrepreneur. The book contains many excellent examples of real-world problems and solutions.
FindLaw - Small Business CenterUseful for getting information on choosing and forming the right legal structure for your business, legal tips on day-to-day business operations, an overview of employment law issues, and much more.
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business LawIn print in the Stamps Reading Room, Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, KF390.B84 B34 2003This guide walks the entrepreneur through all the legal steps required to start a business.
The Rock Center Venture Creation Program (VCP) provides legal advice to students who are involved in starting a new venture. Through the generosity of several local law firms, including Foley Hoag and Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, the Rock Center is able to offer HBS students who are working on a business plan some legal advice. This counsel is available to help students who are developing business plans for ventures they are seriously considering starting. These half-hour sessions – while no substitute for engaging counsel – can help identify legal issues and hurdles that may arise and point you to specific issues you need to worry about (or not).
See this video for an overview of the legal issues faced in starting a new venture.