Christine Mathias


Christine Mathias is a legal editor at Nolo specializing in business formation. Christine has a B.A. from Portland State University, a J.D. from Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and a M.L.I.S. from the Simmons School of Library and Information Science. She is an active member of the California State Bar and an inactive member of the Vermont Bar Association.  Her experience includes working as a law librarian at the University of San Diego and the San Diego County Law Library, directing several nonprofits, and practicing as an attorney in Vermont and California. Christine operates a law practice based in Joshua Tree, California, with a focus on small businesses and nonprofits.

Articles By Christine Mathias

LLC vs. LLP: What Is the Difference?
Take time to weigh the pros and cons of these two different business structures.
How to Form a Partnership
You don't have to file any paperwork to establish a partnership -- you can create a partnership simply by agreeing to go into business with another person.
7 Steps to Dissolving an LLC
You've decided to wind down your business, but you need to take care of several important steps to limit your liability for lawsuits and government fees.
Nonprofit Annual Filing Requirements and Financial Reporting
Your nonprofit's annual filing requirements might include state renewals, fundraising reports, and tax returns.
What Is a Cease and Desist Letter?
A cease and desist letter can be a very effective and simple way to quickly resolve a conflict.
How to Start an LLC in Texas
Here are the steps you need to take to form an LLC in Texas.
How to Start an LLC in Illinois
Here are the steps you need to take to form an LLC in Illinois.
How to Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for Your Nonprofit
How to apply for tax-exempt status for your nonprofit and the IRS Form 1023 application.
What Businesses Qualify as an "Essential Service" During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Find out which businesses qualify as an "essential service" and which businesses should stay closed.
SBA Loan Programs Offer COVID-19 Relief: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
If your small business has suffered cash flow problems due to COVID-19, the government is providing emergency financial relief through two new loan programs.