Protection from Customers
When the corporation sells goods or services (other than professional services), liability for these activities will usually be limited to the corporation. A buyer of goods (as opposed to a seller) typically does not require a personal guarantee as to the quality of the product. If the product is faulty or someone is injured by the product, the corporation will be liable but not the principals. If a corporation supplies services, such as contracting or repair work on a house, only the corporation would be liable for faulty services. A corporation provides a useful shield against personal liability in connection with the sale of products or services. When a corporation buys goods or services, liability for payment will also be limited to the corporation, unless the principals have signed a personal guarantee of the obligation.