doing business


doing business
adj.
Carrying on or conducting business affairs; usually used to describe a company that is conducting affairs in a particular state; see also long arm statute

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


doing business
Carrying on business activities, especially a company doing business in a foreign state. Whether an out-of-state company will be subject to another state's laws will depend on whether it does business within that state. (See also: long-arm statute)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & Finances
Category: Business Cash Flow Problems & Bankruptcy
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & Licenses
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & Deductions
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


doing business
A qualification imposed in state long-arm statutes governing the service of process, the method by which a lawsuit is commenced, which requires nonresident corporations to engage in commercial transactions within state borders in order to be subject to the personal jurisdiction of state courts.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


doing business
A qualification imposed in state long-arm statutes governing the service of process, the method by which a lawsuit is commenced, which requires nonresident corporations to engage in commercial transactions within state borders in order to be subject to the personal jurisdiction of state courts.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

doing business
v.
   carrying on the normal activities of a corporation on a regular basis or with substantial contacts-not just an occasional shipment. This is important to determine if an out-of-state corporation is "doing business" in a state so that it can be served with a complaint, is subject to certain state taxes and/or must register as a "foreign" (out-of-state) corporation operating within the state.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • doing business as — ( d.b.a.) Designation, usually following a name, indicating that a name used by a business is not the legal name of the entity doing business but is an assumed name or trade name instead. American Banker Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • Doing business as — (im Deutschen wörtlich „Geschäfte tätigend als“) – abgekürzt DBA oder d/b/a – ist ein juristischer Begriff im Recht der Vereinigten Staaten. Er bedeutet, dass ein Unternehmen (juristische Person) oder Unternehmer (natürliche Person)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Doing business as — The phrase doing business as (abbreviated DBA, dba or d/b/a) is a legal term used in the United States, meaning that the trade name, or fictitious business name, under which the business or operation is conducted and presented to the world is not …   Wikipedia

  • doing business — Within statutes on service of process on foreign corporations, means equivalent to carrying on, conducting or managing business. A foreign corporation is doing business , making it amenable to process within state, if it does business therein in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • doing business — Within statutes on service of process on foreign corporations, means equivalent to carrying on, conducting or managing business. A foreign corporation is doing business , making it amenable to process within state, if it does business therein in… …   Black's law dictionary

  • doing business as — (DBA)    When a business owner operates a company under a name different from his or her real name. All states have requirements for filing a fictitious name statement with the appropriate county or state agency. Such a document allows consumers… …   Business law dictionary

  • doing business — Carrying on business; engaging in business. In the case of a corporation, the exercise of some of the functions and the carrying on of the ordinary business for which the corporation was organized. Home Lumber Co. v Hopkins, 107 Kan 153, 190 P… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Doing Business As — formal announcement that a person or company is conducting business under a different name …   English contemporary dictionary


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