Links

Governments

New Mexico
            Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.cabq.gov/index.html
            Bernalillo County, New Mexico http://www.bernco.gov/live/
            New Mexico State Government http://www.state.nm.us/
 
Washington

            City of Seattle http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/
            King County Government http://www.metrokc.gov/
            Snohomish County http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/
            Pierce County http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/PC/
            Access Washington (Washington State Government) http://access.wa.gov/


Professional

American Bar Association www.aba.org – includes a number of public information and outreach sources.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) www.aicpa.org – Trade organization of CPAs.  Includes publications and newsletters

State Bar of New Mexico http://www.nmbar.org/

Washington State Bar Association http://www.wsba.org/default.htm


Legal Research Resources

United States Code http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/
Code of Federal Regulations http://cfr.law.cornell.edu/cfr/
Federal Register http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html


Other Useful Resources

Washington Attorney General (Consumer Protection) http://access.wa.gov/
Internal Revenue Service http://www.irs.gov/
IRS Forms & Publications http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html
Better Business Bureau http://welcome.bbb.org/
Consumer Price Indexes http://www.bls.gov/CPI/
Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.stats.bls.gov/


Newspapers

New Mexico
Albuquerque Journal online http://www.abqjournal.com/
Santa Fe New Mexican - http://www.santafenewmexican.com/
Las Cruces Sun-News -http://www.lcsun-news.com/

Washington
  
          The Everett Herald http://www.heraldnet.com/
            The News Tribune (Tacoma, Pierce County) http://www.thenewstribune.com/
            Seattle Post Intelligencer http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/
            Seattle Times http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html


Business and Business Entities

Lawyers Company Service, Ltd. (www.inc-llc.com) – Learn about and form a simple New Mexico LLC  or corporation online, with a complete set of New Mexico attorney reviewed and approved documents.  There is also an extensive Glossary and discussion or various types of business entities.

Doing Business in Washington http://access.wa.gov/business

A number of sources of small business information are available.  For aspects of starting a new business, consider these three:

U.S. Small Business Administration -
http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html

There is information here about scores of topics pertaining to starting and operating a small business, including

  • Write a Business Plan
  • Finance Start-Up
  • Buy a Business
  • Buy a Franchise
  • Name Your Business
  • Choose a Structure
  • Protect Your Ideas
  • Get Licenses and Permits
  • Pick a Location
  • Lease Equipment
  • Manage Employees
  • Market and Price
  • Market and Sell
  • Understand Fair Practice
  • Pay Taxes
  • Get Insurance
  • Handle Legal Concerns

Entrepreneur.com – Starting a Business http://www.entrepreneur.com/bizstartups/Start-UpBasics
This site has similar information, in a more streamlined but also more commercial format.

Small Business Notes - http://www.smallbusinessnotes.com
A private, not-too-commercial site offering a wide variety of resources, including extensive links, for new and existing businesses.


REAL ESTATE

Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies (University of Washington): 
See Publications and Real Estate Links.

National Association of Realtors: Realtor trade organization.
See their Research and Industry News webpages.

Regional Economic Conditions:   Extensive collection of reports and tables, updated eight times a year or quarterly, depending on the data, provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. This site allows anyone with internet access to research any state, MSA, or county to view standard graphs, tables, and maps depicting economic conditions and how they have changed over time. Economic data is arranged by geography. Data includes industry activity, employment and income, real estate activity, selected commodity prices, and more.

U.S. Market Data (Cushman & Wakefield):   This worldwide real estate firm offers useful brief quarterly reports on the U.S. office and industrial real estate market, for many municipalities. The reports are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and usually just one page in length.

NAIOP www.naiop.org – Trade association for developers, owners and investors in industrial, office and related commercial real estate.

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority http://www.nmmfa.org/default.htm -  New Mexico state affordable housing commission. Includes general information about housing, mortgage finance.

Washington State Housing Finance Commission www.wshfc.org - Washington state affordable housing commission. Includes general information about housing, mortgage finance.


SECURITIES

Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.sec.gov/
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) http://www.finra.org 
New York Stock Exchange / Euronext - http://www.nyse.com/
General securities law of exempt offerings "Basics of Exempt Secutities Offerings" by Robert Pampell, Esq.
Primer on How to Offer and Sell Securities (Article, Foley Lardner) (PDF)
SEClaw.com http://www.seclaw.com/Welcome.shtml  (Law firm web site with main focus on securities litigation and arbitration)


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