Businesses are regulated at both the federal and state levels. Business laws are generally intended to foster more competition, which is good for consumers; protect the environment from pollution; provide some transparency to business operations; and prevent fraud. Massachusetts deceptive trade practice laws, for instance, prohibit false advertising and automobile odometer tampering, among other provisions. The state's antitrust laws mainly govern real estate transactions, but are meant to prevent unfair competition by any one business entity. Click on a link below to learn more about Massachusetts business laws and to find the appropriate attorney near you.